Review: The Club by Lauren Rowe

Posted December 24, 2016 in reviews / 0 Comments

Review:  The Club by Lauren RoweThe Club (The Club, #1) by Lauren Rowe
Published by SoCoRo on January 5th 2015
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, Suspense/Thriller
Pages: 300
Format: Audiobook, eBook, Paperback

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This book is unsuitable for people under 18 years of age.

When playboy businessman Jonas Faraday receives a private note from the anonymous intake agent assigned to process his online application to an exclusive club, he becomes obsessed with finding her and giving her the satisfaction she claims has always eluded her, in order to fulfill his own desperate need for redemption.

Sarah: “When I read Jonas Faraday’s brutally honest personal message on his application to The Club—I practically climaxed at my desk. I’m an idiot to risk losing my job but I couldn’t resist contacting him. I knew my confession would be like dangling an irresistible carrot in front of his nose—but never in a million years did I think he’d actually hunt me down.”

Jonas: “I was shocked to get my intake agent’s email—I’d attached that note to my application on a whim, never expecting a reply from an actual person, let alone a reply as mind blowing as that. Her message was so alluring, so irresistible, I’ve been spiraling into a full-blown obsession ever since I got it. What’s her name? What does she look like? Finding her is my top priority.”

In The Club, what starts out as an innocent exploration of attraction quickly spirals into a steamy story of unbridled passion, obsession, heartbreak, and, ultimately, redemption.

Readers 18+ only due to graphic sexual content and explicit language.

The Club by Lauren Rowe is book one in her Club series and it is absolutely without a doubt satisfying in every way. It’s sexy, well-written, filled with humor, characters that tug at your heart-strings and a story that makes you just melt into the pages. It even adds a bit of suspense/mystery. Then it gives you an ending that leaves you needing the next book ASAP.

The story is about Jonas Faraday, a successful businessman who runs an investment business with his playboy brother Josh and uncle. After hearing of his brother’s experience using the services of The Club, a dating service/sexual club, he decides to apply for membership. The appeal of being matched and meeting members uncannily compatible to him is too intriguing to pass up. So he completes the application, with brutal honesty, and submits it to the the intake agent who’ll process his application, but not before including a note just for her.

Sarah Cruz is a law student working for The Club as an intake agent. Processing applications and confirming that members who apply are who they say they are. She receives Jonas’ application and note. To her dismay, besides thinking he’s a self-absorbed, egomaniacal, cocky arse, she’s also completely turned on and intrigued by him. So much so, she replies to his note with her own, which utterly catches Jonas’ attention. And so it begins…

The relationship between Jonas and Sarah had me hooked from the start. I loved the connection that grew between them and how he was attracted to her, sight unseen. Both Jonas and Sarah have their own issues and emotional scars/baggage they need to overcome. When you learn about Jonas…Ms. Rowe completely made my heart-wrench.

Overall, The Club is a great start to a series about Jonas and Sarah, filled with emotion and plenty of sexy scenes to keep you warm under the collar. I very much recommend. You’ll love Jonas Faraday (seriously, where can I find one? I want a man who can give me “both Valentine’s Day BS and monkey-sex” -one of favorite quotes from The Club) and also Ms. Rowe’s inclusion of music. All I can say is I liked Jonas’ mix tape he made. 🙂

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