Saturday, June 8, 2013

His Uptown Girl-Liz Talley

His Uptown Girl

Liz Talley

Harlequin SuperRomance, Jun 4 2013, $5.75

ISBN: 9780373718542

Katrina devastated jazz pianist Dez Batiste’s life, but after years away he has come home to New Orleans to open up a club in the Uptown neighborhood. However, the local store owners fear a jazz club will bring drugs and prostitution with it so they vehemently oppose.

The Queen’s Box antique shop owner Eleanor Theriot agrees with the opponents to Dez’s club though she is attracted to him and respects his encouraging her employee Tre, who suffered plenty from the Hurricane and human venom. Eleanor and Dez begin seeing each other, which upsets her daughter Blakely but makes her BFF Pansy elated. As they fall in love, she is his muse who brings back to him the music he lost but that may not be enough for the permanent relationship he covets and she fears.

His Uptown Girl is an electrifying post Katrina contemporary romance starring two wonderful lead characters and a strong support cast. Fast-paced, readers will relish Liz Talley’s terrific tale as love may not be enough for this couple.

Harriet Klausner

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