Friday, January 23, 2015

The Club (The Club Series Book #1) by Lauren Rowe Tour, Review and Giveaway

The Club (The Club Series Book #1)

by Lauren Rowe  

Tour, Review and Giveaway

When playboy businessman Jonas Faraday receives a private note from the anonymous intake agent assigned to process his online application to an exclusive sex club, he becomes obsessed with finding her and giving her the sexual 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 sexual attraction quickly spirals into a steamy story of unbridled passion, obsession, heartbreak, and, ultimately, redemption.


“Haven’t you researched me?”

Her mouth twists. “For hours and hours.”

“Well, then, you already know the basics. Which means you’ve got a distinct advantage over me. It’s only fair we talk about you for a while.” I take a bite of the new appetizer. Again, the food is delicious.
“You want to know about my ‘passions and hobbies and my beloved Maltese Kiki’?” She takes a long sip of her wine.


“Ah, but you see, I happen to know—unlike any other girl who’d otherwise be sitting here right now under any other circumstance—that you don’t give a crap about my precious Kiki—not even about her new rhinestone jacket and tutu—because the only thing you’re thinking about is getting down and dirty in the bathroom.”

I sigh. “You’re misquoting me. I never said I don’t give a crap about your precious Kiki.”

“Well, okay—you didn’t say you don’t give a crap about her, which is good, because she’s the apple of my eye—what you said is that when you ask a woman about herself you’re actually thinking the whole time that you just want to get down and dirty in the bathroom. Of course, you didn’t use the words ‘get down and dirty’—you used your all-time favorite word—but this is the nicest restaurant I’ve ever been to in my whole life and I’m trying to act like a fancy lady.”

I rub my eyes. “Oh my God, this is so fucked up,” I mutter.

She nods and picks up her wine goblet. “Hey, your words, not mine.” She takes a dainty sip.

To my surprise, I laugh. Not too many people can make me laugh—especially not at myself. I lean back in my chair. “Actually, I want to know all about you—even about your Maltese Kiki, if you happen to have one. Surprising, but true.”

“Let’s not go overboard. No one wants to hear about anyone’s Maltese named Kiki.”

I laugh again. God, I want to take that green dress off her and touch every square inch of her.

“So let me see if I understand this situation correctly. You want to know about my hopes and dreams and passions (and my imaginary Maltese Kiki), and you emphatically don’t want to get down and dirty with me in the bathroom?” Her eyes are suddenly on fire as she picks up her wine glass again.

Oh, wow, my dick is at full attention. I can’t formulate a verbal response. My heart’s clanging in my chest. I bite my lip. Oh shit, suddenly, that’s all I want to do right now—fuck her in the bathroom. But that’s exactly what I absolutely cannot do if we’re going to get off on the right foot here.

When I don’t speak, she grins. “Oh, yes. Your brilliant strategy.” She leans forward. “Well guess what? I don’t want strategic Jonas. I want honest Jonas.” She licks her lips. “I like My Brutally Honest Mr. Faraday.” She smiles slyly. “A lot.”

I’m so turned on right now, I can’t think straight. I lean forward, too. I whisper, “Yes, I want to fuck you—more than anything. But not tonight. And not in the fucking bathroom. Because fucking you in the bathroom would be no different than what we did on the phone yesterday—and I promised myself I’m not going to do that to you again no matter what. When I finally do fuck you, Sarah—and, believe me, fucking you is the highest priority in my entire life right now—I’m going to do it right so that we both experience something we’ve never felt before.” My erection strains inside my pants. “We’re going to wait and do it nice and slow and right—and it’ll be worth the wait, I promise.” My brain is quite certain of this entire speech, even if my hard-on begs to differ.

Her eyes are flickering, and I can’t tell if that’s because of the candlelight, or because of something heating up inside her. “So that’s your strategy? A slow burn? Making me wait? Making it worth the wait?”

My nostrils are flaring. “In a nutshell.” I can’t read her expression. “What are you thinking right now?” I ask.

She takes a bite of food, and then a long sip of wine, making me wait. “Two things. First, that I really, really like it when you’re honest.” She grins.

I smile.

“And second, that your precious strategy is about to get blown to bits. 

Here’s the info for the rest of the series:

 The Reclamation (The Club Series Book #2)
Author: Lauren Rowe
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Day: January 26, 2015 

Jonas and Sarah’s addictive love story picks up right where the first book left off, hurtling to a heart-stopping conclusion that will leave readers breathless and screaming for the unforgettable final installment of The Club Trilogy.
Sarah: “My entire life has spiraled into chaos—and yet, all I can think about is my raging, thumping, insatiable addiction to Jonas’ magical touch. He’s unleashed an all-consuming hunger inside me that can only be satisfied when Jonas finally surrenders to me the same way I’ve surrendered to him—mind, body and soul.”


The Redemption (The Club Series Book #3)
Author: Lauren Rowe
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Day February 9, 2015 

“There’s never been a love like ours and there never will be again. We’re the greatest love story ever told. Our love is so pure and true, we’re the amazement of the gods.” – Jonas Faraday

In the final, heart-racing installment of THE CLUB TRILOGY, Jonas Faraday continues his quest to overcome his demons. But is he fated for a lifetime of heartbreak and tragedy—or will he finally find his redemption?

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


About the author:
Lauren Rowe is the pen name of an author and singer-songwriter who decided to use an alter ego in writing THE CLUB TRILOGY to ensure she didn't hold back in writing the story. (And she didn't.) Lauren lives in San Diego, California where she performs with her band, writes, and hangs out with her family and friends.

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  4.5 out of 5 Stars

What a concept. You join a private club with members worldwide. For a hefty fee, you are matched to a group of members which exactly match your sexual preferences. Being worldwide, all you have to do is call in a time and place where you will be, those matched to your preferences will be alerted, and all you have to do is show up and hook up. How do you recognize each other you ask? Well, you are assigned a color code and a bracelet in that color code. You wear the bracelet and the other member will approach you and show you their bracelet too. Really simple right?

Jonas Faraday is tired of having to deal with the inevitable emotions women feel when he is done with them. By preference, he wants no emotions, just sex... amazing sex. He is the Sex God that knows how to bring a woman an orgasm ( or multiples) like no other man has done before. Once this is achieved, he is done. Why do women always mix amazing sex with long term commitment? He is in it for the sex right now. He has no intention of making a forever commitment.

When he joins The Club, his intake agent is appalled at his God complex. So much so, that she cannot believe he had the gall to personalize a message to her at the end of his application. She reacts to Jonas hubris and breaks the rules by writing him and email putting him in his place. No one, absolutely no one has EVER smack him with words the way Sarah's missive has. For Jonas, Sarah becomes a challenge and he will find her and prove to her he meant every word he wrote on his application.

So begins this unique story where emotions are fragile and not easily given, love is but a fantasy, and orgasm a challenge to be attained.

This story is well written and absorbing. It is a love story with a unique twist beyond the damaged souls healing each other. I find it gripping, emotionally gripping, and enlightening. One tiny thing that left me ambivalent was the almost stream of consciousness writing. It reminded me of the great writer James Joyce in style which was great... but perhaps at times too much digression. Do not let this stop you from reading this book though. This is a story worth reading and enjoying.

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