This author is one to watch!
The year is 1927 and professional boxer Emmett Roane is losing his grip on reality. His career is faltering, memories of a lost love haunt him and the horrors of the Great War muddle his mind. Emmett’s past is hobbling his future, and no amount of booze or knockout blows can ease his painful memories.
Seeking solace in the place where he and his Anna had once been so happy, Emmett leaves Brooklyn for a few days alone in Newport at the gilded waterfront Hermann Hotel. During a fateful weekend as he tries to make peace with his ghosts, Emmett crosses paths with Maude Mable, a lively beauty with secrets of her own. But they soon learn the luxury hotel also hosts Luther Irvin, an opium-addicted mobster who is as violent as he is desperate.
When Emmett and Maude discover Luther’s hideous plan to wage war on a rival gang, the pair is thrust into a deadly match of wits and force. His back against the ropes, Emmett finds his quest for self-restoration has become a mission of survival—for him, Maude and everyone at the Hermann. Can Emmett Roane, a fighter who desperately seeks an elusive peace, halt the embodiment of evil while finding a way to heal his own heart and mind?
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About the Author:
E.S. Ready graduated from the University of New Haven with a B.S. in Criminal Justice – Investigative Services. He enjoys reading and writing crime, action, adventure, mystery, and historical fiction. He currently resides in his Connecticut hometown with his family. E.S. is an old soul that is fond of mischief and living a good story as much as he likes telling one. Until Someday is his first novel.
This is a very well-written story set in the time of prohibition where mobsters tended to make the rules.
Emmett reminded me a lot of Rocky Balboa. He’s a boxer living past his prime, who’s taken some hard shots in the ring, and out. He lost the love of his life and never fully recovered. When his friend suggests that he take some time off and revisit his past in an effort to find peace with his future, Emmett reluctantly agrees.
Soon after arriving in Newport he’s thrust into the middle of a gang war and must decide whether to go up against the evil Luther Irvin or lose another woman that he’s come to care about.
The author stays true to his characters and provides the reader with a vivid picture of the local dialect and setting. This is one of those stories that would make a terrific movie!
I very much enjoyed this book and give Until Someday 5 lovely kisses