Friday, January 9, 2015


The Club by Lauren Rowe Release Week Blitz –
January 5th – 9th  

Book Details:
Title:   The Club (The Club Series Book #1)
Author:   Lauren Rowe
Genre:   Contemporary Romance
Release Day:   January 5, 2015
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.


I won’t lie, when I first started reading this book, I thought it was going to be a long-drawn-out book of too much inner-thought ramblings of two people. Because the first few pages had so much of what Jonas was rambling-thinking, then later what Sarah was rambling-thinking, I was tempted to skim, but soon it smoothed into a VERY enjoyable read! It even became a deep-thinking read. Soul-searching read.

The book looks at two broken people who find each other and who have to come to terms with their own brokenness to be able to come together as a couple. Sarah, knowing so much more about Jonas than he knows about her, also has to overcome some things that are really not as true as she thinks. Just because what he put on his intake form may not be as true has even HE first thinks about himself. Jonas learns what he thought he wanted isn’t necessarily what he wants at all. Just coming to terms with that, for Jonas, is enlightening.

Sarah, with her past, has issues that affect her personal life in a deep way. She thinks she can’t be fixed, but Jonas is determined to prove that wrong, which sets him on a course to find, meet and prove to Sarah she isn’t broken on that issue. This then begins the relationship of Jonas and Sarah…and The Club.

Lauren surprised me for sure. This book, while chalked full of heat, is a soul-deep book, full of intrigue and will leave you wanting more, but not such a deep cliff-hanger you are left ready to throw your kindle at the wall. Her character-development is spot-on, even with her secondary characters. You know the characters inside and out, especially INSIDE. You are inside their head…a lot! The places they visit are beautiful and, while not being overly descriptive, she gives you the perfect balance to let you know what they are seeing and the “awww” of the moment.

I look forward to reading the next installment of this trilogy and bringing you that review. 4.5 stars KC

“My Beautiful Intake Agent,” I write.

I stare at the screen, my fingers resting on my keyboard.
What do I want to say? Do I really want to say I want to fuck her, sight unseen? What if it turns out she’s not at all physically attractive to me? What if she’s a great-grandmother or something?

Fuck it. I can’t think like that. She’s hot. I know she is. I’ve got a sixth sense about these things. And I can’t worry about scaring her off. I just have to tell her the truth. It worked the first time. I have to believe it’ll work again.

I lay my fingers on my keyboard again.

“The only thing bigger than my raging God complex right now is my raging hard-on for you,” I type, making myself smirk. “Your email made me hard from the minute it hit my inbox to the moment I stopped reading it for the twentieth time and jacking off to it fifteen minutes ago. Thank you for your brutal honesty. And, of course, for telling me your delicious secret, too. Yes, indeed, you’re Mount Everest, my dear—and you must know what kind of allure you therefore present to a passionate climber like me.

“You’re driving me fucking crazy, you know. (Of course, you do—and you like it.) I’m a man who needs to be in control, a fact that probably hasn’t escaped your notice, and in this bizarre but delectable situation, you’re the one holding all the cards right now. This is an upside-down distribution of power for a man saddled with a raging God complex, as I’m sure you can appreciate. But for some reason, I’m enjoying the torture.

“You know everything about me, and I know nothing about you—well, wait, that’s not completely true. I know what I need to know. You’re smart. And sexy as hell. And not afraid to kick my ass with some seriously brutal honesty of your own.

“I want to know everything about you. But let’s start with your name. And where I can find you.”
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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