Series: The Club Trilogy
Author: Lauren Rowe
In The Club Trilogy, when wealthy playboy Jonas Faraday receives an anonymous note from Sarah Cruz, a law student working part-time processing online applications for an exclusive club, and he becomes obsessed with hunting her down and giving her the satisfaction she claims has always eluded her. Thus begins a sweeping tale of obsession, passion, desperation, and ultimately, redemption. -Goodreads
A wealthy Seattle businessman (with a tragic past) who doesn't date falls for a young brunette who (while not a virgin) has never experienced true pleasure. Sound familiar? Yes, I felt like there were some similarities to 50 Shades here but I really enjoyed The Club anyway. My favorite thing was that I actually laughed out loud a few times. Jonas decides to join an exclusive sex club for a year and while filling out his application, he decides to address his intake agent. First year law student Sarah, his intake agent, decides to create an anonymous email and send him a message back. Thus begins the relationship between Jonas and Sarah. It was flirty and oh so fun to read.
Sarah discovers her employer is not what she thought it was. Sarah and Jonas continue their relationship while trying to decide how to handle the situation with The Club. This was an enjoyable read, not as good as the first but I still liked it.
Sarah, Jonas and their crew head to Vegas to try to take down The Club. There was a lot of potential with this book and the characters themselves even reference Oceans 11, but when the best scene in the book took place at a bank, we never even read about it as it was happening. Frustrating! Jonas kept referring to Sarah as 'my precious baby' which is a huge turnoff for me. I find that so gross for whatever reason (maybe because I have an actual 1.5 yr old at home that I sometimes call my precious little baby). Anyway, my least favorite of the series but overall I did enjoy the trilogy. I think some actual tension or threat of breakup between Sarah and Jonas would have been good but once they got together in book 1, they were "together" the whole series.
Series: 3/5 stars