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The Prince of Broadway

(Uptown Girls #2)

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3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,652 ratings  ·  351 reviews
In the second novel in Joanna Shupe's the Uptown Girl series, a ruthless casino owner bent on revenge finds his plans upended by a beautiful woman who proves to be more determined than he is—and too irresistible to deny.

Powerful casino owner.
Ruthless mastermind.
Destroyer of men.


He lives in the shadows...

As the owner of the city's most exclusive casino, Clayton Madden holds
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ebook, 384 pages
Published December 30th 2019 by Avon
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Christie«SHBBblogger»

Title: The Prince of Broadway
Series: Uptown Girls #2
Author: Joanna Shupe
Release date: December 30, 2019
Cliffhanger: no
Genre: historical romance

I don't give out a ton of one star ratings, but if I do you know the book really made me angry. Unfortunately this is the case for The Prince of Broadway. I thought for sure this was going to be a huge hit for me considering how much I loved the previous book and enjoyed this author's writing. Not only that, but Clay and Flo were such compelling characte
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Renaissance Kate
Raising my rating from 4 to 5 stars after re-reading and discussing this for the podcast . If you haven't picked up this series yet add it to your list ASAP! 😍 ...more
K.J. Charles
Dodgy casino owner meets society princess who wants to open her own casino for women. She wants him to teach her the trade. But he has a grudge against her father and plans to ruin him. And he tells her so immediately.

I was extremely excited about this, so the point of yelping. The set up is fairly classic romance but to have the immediate full disclosure immediately changes the game: the heroine has to act completely differently if she knows the situation. It adds a lot to the tension between
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Lacey (laceybooklovers)
4.5 stars!! I’m OBSESSED with this series! GIMME BOOK 3!
b.andherbooks
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, avon, historical, romance
One sentence summary: FUCK YEAH FLORENCE

Florence Greene is a beautiful society darling, certainly not someone who should be sneaking her way into a men-only casino run by one Clayton Madden and challenging even his best dealers. While she is an excellent gambler, Florence is intent on forging her own future as a casino owner in 1890s NYC, a move that will lose her place in nice society but will make her secure in her own future with no need for a marriage or a man to control her. And she needs C
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
<3 4 STARS <3

I'm not reading often historical romance even though I love them.So I'm not easy with them!This one hooked me from the beginning, it was fast paced and I enjoyed the story.

There are several things I enjoyed about the book and the characters.Both were interesting and I liked the romance a lot!I loved the attraction and the tension between the characters!Clay is a swoon worthy hero , the heroine was ok . I didn't like her a lot all the time, there were moments she frustrate me.

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Jessica Grogan
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
I seriously have to wonder what I missed in this book. I disliked Florence from the very beginning so I honestly didn’t care what happened to her. She very much came across (to me, at least) like a sullen teenager behaving badly to try and get attention, not a grown woman.

Insta-lust reared it’s ugly head very early on and that makes a boring read for me, especially when they don’t fight that attraction all that long.

I also found the casino lessons and all the talk of the different games at cas
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Lover of Romance
Apr 10, 2020 rated it did not like it
In the past I have really loved this author, but to be honest, this book turned out to be so feministic. I am all for fairness between men and women. But to be honest, I couldn't stand the heroine. She was so emotionally abusive and very hypocritical and didn't seem realistic to the time. I honestly couldn't even get past the fifth chapter, it just grew worse and worse for me. Rolling the eyes was often for me while reading this. I probably won't read this author again. Emotional abuse to either ...more
GigiReads
Oct 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Stacee
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved everything I've read from Joanna and I no longer even read the synopsis.

I love love loved Florence and Clay. They're both determined, business minded, and know how to go after what they want. I especially loved that she was ready to do whatever it took to get her casino going. Mamie and Justine are supportive and fantastic sisters, but their grandmother stole every single scene she was in.

Plot wise, it was great. There are a few plot threads and I was eager to read about all of the
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Maria Rose
The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe is an exciting and passionate historical romance featuring a bad boy hero and the daredevil woman who brings him to his knees.

Florence Greene belongs to the upper echelons of society in New York, an ‘Uptown’ girl with a privileged life and background. Yet for some reason, she keeps showing up in Clayton Madden’s gambling club. Women aren’t allowed, but he lets his doorman allow her entry, and she keeps winning from his tables. He’s intrigued and arranges a
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JenReadsRomance
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's hard for me to explain why I love this book so much -- I think it's the fact that these 2 aren't playing games with each other, and it's definitely a "I'm a strong woman who knows what I want" and then the book really delivers it. I think Florence is a great character, I loved Clay, it's fucking hot, and that epilogue is my everything. As KJ Charles said in her review, I would very much like a follow up short story when Florence is 35 and has the entire city of New York at her feet. EXCELLE ...more
Crystal Cook
Dec 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2020b
Florence is a wealthy uptown girl, unsatisfied with her life and determined to forge a life of her own, start a casino just for women, and have freedom abd autonomy over her own life. She seeks out Clayton, the owner of the most succesful casino around, to ask for lessons from him on how to run a profitable casino. This rough and dangerous man is instantly attracted to her and slowly he begins to fall for her, while keeping a secret from her that has the potential to destroy their fragile love. ...more
Jen Davis
Jan 27, 2020 rated it liked it
My feelings about this second installment in Joanna Shupe‘s Uptown Girls series are about on par with what they were for book one. I found it to be all right, though not quite as good as The Four Hundred books that came before.

The Prince of Broadway features Florence Greene, sister to Maimi, and her story runs concurrently with The Rogue of Fifth Avenue. So if you did not read the book one, this holds up fine as a standalone.

Florence is an independent spirit who wants no part of the traditional
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Ellie
Nov 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I loved the Gilded Age are New York Joanna Shupe creates in her books and had high expectations of this one. I liked it OK but I never quite warmed to the heroine's dream of opening a women’s only casino presented as a safe place.

I liked the hero, understood the reasons for his behaviour and desire for revenge. Overall, I found him relatable and appealing - silent, broody and intimidating, determined to achieve success, led moistly by desire for revenge only to find it carries little comfort whe
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Timitra
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With Romance I usually fall for the hero first but with this series it's the heroines who have my heart a-twitter, don't get me wrong I love the heroes but the heroines are something extra special. I loved The Prince Of Broadway. It hit all the buttons for me in terms of things I enjoy but there were things here and there that I wasn't fond of. However, those things didn't ruin my overall reading experience. I highly recommend this book and series.


Copy provided provided by publisher through Edel
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☕️Kimberly
Coffee Dates With The Prince Of Broadway

First Date: Clayton Madden owns the most successful casino in the city. Men Only! But a brazen young woman by the name of Florence Greene has appeared three times and even had the audacity to win! Clayton is familiar with the Greenes after dealings with the older sister and when he has had enough, he orders his man Jack to bring her up to his office. He’s shocked to learn the young woman wants lessons on running a casino. Florence has plans to open her own
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Arriesta
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I adore Joanna Shupe and her historical romance continuation of The Uptown Girls series, The Prince of Broadway. This New York, Gilded Age era story is filled with exciting primary and secondary characters that make you root for the bad boy with a secret soft heart.

Favorite scene… NO SPOILERS, but all I will say is voyeurism…that’s hot…

Florence Greene, the middle sister to the Greene trio, has no interest in ever marrying a dull, Knickerbocker gentleman. She has plans to buck the restraints plac
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Diane Peterson
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
It is rare when a historical romance is actually different from the usual. Most historical romance writers create lovely stories that stick to the usual conventions. In The Prince of Broadway we have a unique character - Florence Greene is truly a feminist. The middle daughter of a wealthy family, she seeks her path and wants to build a casino just for women. She enlists advice from the most successful and ruthless casino owner in New York, Clayton Madden. Clay is bent on revenge for damage done ...more
Aly
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clayton Madden worked hard to let his pauper past behind and become the owner of the most popular casino in society. He learned young to be methodical, strict and cold.

That's why he'd have a hard time explaining why he tolerate Florence Greene entering his casino and let her twice not follow the rules, his rules.

The uptown debutante doesn't really come to play. But she's planning a sort of gamble anyway. She wants to learn how the Bronze House and his owner succeeded on being the city's most e
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Maida
Dec 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I don’t care much for revenge stories but I was willing to give this a chance because I love Joanna’s writing so I was hoping she could make it work. I liked Clayton. He was upfront about his desire for revenge from the beginning. Unfortunately, I didn’t like Florence very much. Her aspirations and the way she went about attaining them did not resonate with me. Her personality grated. I was also not convinced about her father’s change of heart. It was too abrupt. I thought the same in the previo ...more
Heidi
Jan 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Let me just begin by saying that there is A Scene in this novel that will probably set your entire house on fire. It’s THAT hot. Um, I can’t even focus on anything except for that scene. If you’ve read it, you KNOW.

I adored the relationship between Clay and Florence in this novel. Florence was such a badass and strong heroine who knew exactly what she wanted and didn’t let anyone tell her otherwise. Clay pretended to be cold and aloof but in reality that couldn’t have been further from the truth
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Lily Herman
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
LAKSJDLFAKJSDLFKAJSDLFKJASLFKJASDLKFJALSDFKJALKSDFJ. Ummmmmm. Can we yell about That Scene? You know the one I'm talking about if you read this book. I feel like I can't discuss anything else until we scream about how I think that was one of the hottest scenes every written in a romance novel. Whew, I'm still parched.

Anyway, aside from that, The Prince of Broadway was a fantastic book, and I was so equally invested in both Florence and Clay. Normally some runaround feels would annoy me, but Joan
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Ami
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe is book Two in the Uptown Girls Series. This is the story of Florence 'Flo' Greene and Clayton 'Clay' Madden. I have read the previous book which did add to my enjoyment of this one but I did feel you could make it a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Clay learned young you have to fight for everything you had after his family was left with nothing. Clay fought his way up to be a successful casino owner but he has held out a wish for vengeance to those t
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Smart Women Read Romance
A heroine who wants to open her own women-only casino in New York? Hells yes!

I freaking loved Florence so hard. Her ambition and passion for women's rights is a huge part of why this was such an enjoyable read for me. She wants to learn from the best, so she approaches the most successful casino-owner, Clayton Madden, asking to mentor her.

Not only is Clayton against the idea because he is extremely attracted to Florence, but she just so happens to be the daughter of the man who ruined his chil
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Grace
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
I apparently forgot to review this one, but let's see if I can put some thoughts together. I really liked the set up for the couple in book one, but they just didn't work well here. Madden's revenge plot didn't make a ton of sense to me (view spoiler), and the romance between Madden and Florence fell flat. I also really felt like th ...more
Vampire-lk
I did enjoy it had one sassy heroine & sexy bad guys make the best sexy troupe!! Great dialogue and very hot at times which I didn’t originally expect, but went with the main characters persona to an extent! It was a bit too modern for me especially for that time period, but that’s okay I love it its quick fun read yes I recommend it!
Renee
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seriously! I just love this author’s writing and storytelling so much. This story was absolutely captivating from beginning to end. She writes such complex heroines of the time and I eat them up! No one represents women of the Gilded Age like Shupe! Loved it.
Molly
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a fun escape - steamy, progressive, emotional and witty. Loved it!
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