Series: The Club #1
Author: J.C. Thompson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 12, 2016
I'm the princess, at least that's what my family believes. In their eyes, I can do no wrong. I was tired of trying to be perfect, so I left. I moved across the country and opened Illusions with my best friend. It's not your average upscale nightclub. What happens behind the scenes is where I get to go from princess to vixen. I never ran into any of the gentlemen that came into Illusions in the real world. Until him. Now, I'm in serious trouble. Not only is he a repeat customer, but he is my brother's best friend and business partner.
The stress of opening the new office finally got to me. I'd heard about Illusions, an upscale nightclub, in the middle of town. I went for more than a drink and found the one woman I can't get off my mind. I'd give anything to see her again. Turns out that isn't too unlikely. I didn't expect her to be my best friend and business partner's little sister. They call her the princess, but to me, she is my kitten.
I was excited to read this book, because the synopsis sounds very titillating. The first time Aly and Cole meet is pretty hot, given what happens between them, but there was a point in the book where I began to question if I was going to finish this book, mainly based on the way Aly was acting. There were a few times I would question the ages of both Aly and Cole based on their conversation skills and actions, because sometimes it didn't come across as two people who are supposedly professionals, but more like college students.
But I'm happy to say that didn't last long (to me), and the story really began to pick up speed, when someone from Cole's past suddenly appears on scene and begins to really stir up some drama, especially for Cole and Aly. I will also say that I was so over Aly's brothers and father; I understand being protective since she was the only girl, but they took that protection to an extreme. I believe the men in her family come second to the Secret Service in terms of protection.
Now, this book does end in a cliffhanger, and it's quite a shocker. You think you might know who the perpetrator is, but I'm not so sure I'm ready to consider that person the suspect because it would almost seem to easy and predictable, and I can't wait till the next book comes out to find out what's going to happen with Aly and Cole.
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
“You want a kiss that makes you feel like you are flying?” I ask, speaking barely above a whisper.
“Uh huh,” she says.
“I always thought that it would be the most romantic feeling to kiss among the clouds. Since I can’t fly, and I will never, and I mean never jump out of a plane, a kiss that felt like I was flying was as close as I was going to get,” she explains.
“How long have you wanted that?” I can’t help but smile. There is something about these innocent confessions that makes me want to be the romantic man that can give her what she wants.
“Since I was a little girl. When I was little, I would lay out in the backyard and look up at the clouds. One day, when I was laying out there, I saw two birds flying together and I thought it would be the most amazing feeling.” Sighing, she snuggles in closer to me.
Author JC Thompson was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Where she currently lives with her high school sweetheart, two little girls, and five furry kids (3 cats and 2 dogs). JC loves to read romance, the smuttier the better. She is a self-proclaimed book addict that likes to get lost in a false reality anytime possible. When she is not getting lost in reading, she is getting lost in writing, or spending time with her family.