☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆
What It’s About:
Ruby O’Brien is no damsel in distress.
As the owner of Ruby’s Lounge, the Capital’s best-kept secret, she doesn’t follow the rules, she makes them. Few take the risk of crossing the sharp redheaded CEO and those who do, live to regret it. With the help of her UCC friends, she balances her protective nature with her fierce business prowess. Life and the Lounge cohabit in perfect harmony. Until her past comes back to burst her carefully sculpted bubble.
Joshua Becker fell in love for the first time at the age of seventeen. When his high school sweetheart cut off all communication on the day he left for college, he decided to move on.
When a business call leads him straight to Ruby’s Lounge, his entire life goes up in bright, red, fiery flames.
If you’ve been reading Eva Lenoir’s UCC series, you know that Ruby is a key figure in the group of girlfriends. Discarded is her story. It’s hard to imagine discarded and Ruby in the same sentence, but there it is, and perhaps the mystery behind Ruby’s closed-off, composed demeanor has been solved.
Ruby is the strong, confident unofficial leader of the group of girlfriends who call themselves the UCC. She is a demanding yet compassionate business owner. She is a very loyal friend. Above all else, she is secretly a fiercely protective mother. Her best-kept secret is named Izabella, and she is precocious, lovable, and has a kick-butt collection of snarky tee shirts.
When the pipes at Ruby’s Lounge need attention, the first available contractor is Joshua Becker, a man from Ruby’s past. His resurfacing throws Ruby off her game and wreaks havoc with her life. Gorgeous Joshua grew up in a wealthy, powerful family. While he remained grounded, his family’s sense of entitlement and social propriety wouldn’t allow for a relationship with a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Multi-generational lies and secrets make for high drama and much turmoil. Can love be rekindled with hurdles the height of the Berlin Wall?
New and as-yet-under-explored characters provide this reader with hope for future installments in the series. Plus, the author has still not revealed the meaning behind the mysterious girls’ club acronym, UCC.
Check out the first two books in the UCC Saga series:
About the author: Eva LeNoir grew up traveling with her parents to various countries in the world. Reading was her constant companion during her travels and her ability to adapt to different cultures fed her mind with endless possibilities. The characters swimming in her head are always from various horizons with a multitude of dreams and aspirations. However, all of these voices always have one thing in common: The women are strong and independent. A true believer in the female cause, Eva’s wish is to portray the women in her books as the leaders. She sees them walking hand in hand with their partners and not be the sheepish followers of the male gender. But most of all, Eva LeNoir wants to offer her readers a moment of pleasure as they dive into the world of her mind’s creation.
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