Vera Bellington comes from a wealthy family. She lives the life of high society in Manahattan, attending an endless stream of dinners and cocktail parties. Her days are spent at luncheons with other ladies of society, while her nights are spent alone, waiting for a husband who seldom comes home.
When artist Emil Hallan is hired to paint a mural in the pool room of her lavish apartment building, Vera finds herself drawn to him. She soon can’t ignore the feelings she develops for this man who won’t talk about his past or his family. But Vera has her own secrets from her college days. Few know what she did to secure her future in society when a friendship with Bea Stillman threatened to ruin it all.
When the truth about Emil comes to light, Vera must make a choice: stay where her future is secure, or follow her heart and go with the man who could possibly break it.
A Fine Imitation is Amber Brock’s debut novel, and it will not disappoint. It’s a look at life when outside expectations overtake a person’s happiness. While the story being told here is one that’s been told before, Brock’s tale is engaging and entertaining. Vera is a character that you will connect with as she unfolds before you. Add to that the backdrop of the Prohibition, and you have the makings of a great story.
As far as content warnings, there is one brief sex scene, though not vulgar or explicit.
1) Overall Plot = 4.5
2) Characters = 4.5
3) Flow/Pace of the story = 5
4) Is the story easy to follow? = 5
5) Overall Enjoyability = 4.5
Average of score 4.7 out of 5
I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.