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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sex Club Secrets by Jennifer Lynne - Review

Hiya loyal readers and welcome newbies,

It's time again to share with you a book that I read and reviewed just for you!  

Contest & Prize details at the bottom, so make sure you read em. 




This week we have Sex Club Secrets which is book 3 in the Gods of Love Series by Jennifer Lynn.


Ella is in love with her best friend Kade. But her love has not been returned, and when bisexual Kade shows no signs of becoming romantic toward her, she decides to call a halt on her unrequited love and accept an invitation to a celebrated Melbourne sex club.

Kade is distressed when the woman he is beginning to see as more than a friend decides to visit Secrets before he can tell her how he feels. He follows her into the club and witnesses her at play with the enigmatic Anteros, a sexy god-like man who seems to know exactly how to satisfy her innermost cravings. But Anteros also feeds the hidden desires within Kade. How can he admit his feelings for Ella when he's not sure he can commit with his whole heart?

Anteros is one of the erotes, an aspect of Eros and the ancient Greek god of requited and unrequited love. He has heard the call of these would-be lovers and intends to show them that friendship can sometimes be the best place to kick start a lasting romantic relationship. But love cannot flourish unless it is returned, and how will he convince Kade—a man who occasionally enjoys other men—that he can be true to the woman he loves? What will happen to this couple when the night ends and they return to the real world outside the door of Secrets?

Has one of the gods of love finally taken on a challenge he cannot fulfill?


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"Welcome to Secrets, Ella. We're really glad you decided to join us this evening." Her voice was husky and sensual, and a primitive quiver darted across Ella's skin. Wow.

"Thank you," she answered, her skittering heart lending a slight breathlessness to her own voice. "My, ah, friend decided not to join me this evening, so—"

"That's fine." The woman's mouth curled up at one corner in an expression that was almost sly. "Quite often we find it better if patrons come alone, anyway. Less chance of inhibitions getting in the way. Come through, Ella. There's someone here who's been waiting to meet you…very impatiently, I must say."

Her tone was indulgent. Whoever was waiting was clearly a favored—what had she called it?—patron.

Ella's curiosity grew as the other woman wrapped long, crimson-tipped fingers around her upper arm and drew her further into the venue. Would whoever was waiting to meet her be the one who had sent the invitation? Would it be someone she knew?

I hope not.

The only person for whom she had sexual feelings had been left outside the door of the club seething with displeasure at his vanilla friend daring to try something new. And without his approval, either.

Bad luck, Kade. I'm here tonight for me. No one else. Just me. And my unrequited desires, apparently.

The flip-flop of her stomach sent a wave of warmth spiraling downward and her womb squeezed in nervous anticipation of what might lie ahead.

I'm in a freaking sex club! I can't believe I'm here.


               Rach's Review: 5 out of 5 Divas

This book was a great addition to my erotic romance shelf. Ella loves Kade, Kade loves Ella, but neither one has been able to admit their feelings to the other. Finally, Ella is tired of waiting around for Kade, knowing she can never have him. He dates guys, after all. So when an invitation arrives on her desk to come to the Sex Club on her 30th birthday, she decides what the hell

Little does she know that her invitation has come from Anteros, the Greek God of unrequited love. But when she enters his erotic world, all the while wishing Kade were there to share it with her, she's swept away from reality. Anteros, determined to help these two work out their love life while receiving nothing in return, can't help but wish just for once, he could keep his very own couple. 

What else can I say about this little story except HOT, HOT, HOT! These three characters come alive on the page, and though the story is a short one, all three have wounds, damage from their pasts they're trying to heal. I would have loved to see more of their backstories in an extended version of this book, but since we get all three POVs through the book, I felt like I knew quite a bit about these characters. There was also this reference toward the beginning of the book that I will not give away but that I thought was so damned clever and funny, I had to give it a full 5 Divas! Definitely worth a read. Go get it! (Buy links are below) 


Jennifer Lynne is multi-published in sensual and erotic romance and writes from her home in Melbourne, Australia. She has a degree in literature and media studies and has worked as a business writer and journalist for companies both large and small. She has even worked in an optical store! She lives in hope that readers will continue to enjoy her novella-length tales of love and lust.

Find Jennifer on the web at





Buy Links:

  

Jennifer will be awarding a $10 Amazon GC plus a Kindle copy of Platinum Passion (GODS OF LOVE 1) and Aphrodite Calling (GODS OF LOVE 2) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. 



26 comments:

  1. Hi Divas of Desire, thanks so much for having me to visit today! So glad you enjoyed that little reference near the beginning, Rach :)

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  2. Keen to find out what this 'reference' was.

    I can tell you enjoyed this a great deal.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  3. :-) I know, that was sneaky of me, alluding to it without giving you any details. You'll have to read the book to find out.

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    1. LOL Rachell :) Hi Mary, appreciate you stopping by to comment!

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  4. Thanks for the review! Seems like I should definitely be running out to buy :)

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Hope you enjoy it, Andra! Thanks for commenting :)

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  6. Hmmm...tried to comment but something happened. I'll try again...SCS sounds interesting to say the least and I'd love to read it and the other books. I guess you wrote them as EROTICA from the start? I had my first novel, "Immortal Relations" labled as EROTICA by the one retail store that carries it although I never meant its "explicit togetherness" should be viewed as such...only that my vampires didn't have human hang-ups on sex. In my second in the series' explicit togetherness is toned down a bit. So far its been allowed to stay in "General" classification" in the Paranormal Romance genre'. Have you ever had a novel reclassified like that?

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    1. No, it is actually not erotica, but erotic romance. Each of the stories in this series has a clearly developing relationship and the possibility of a "happy ever after", so it is not erotica by any means and they were never meant to be, either. It is an interesting issue, Vamp Writer, as so many people don't get the difference between steamy/erotic romance and erotica. I will have to look out for your series too - love vamp romance :)

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    2. Thanks for clearing it up! "Immortal Relations" and its sequel, "Immortal Relations, Love and War" have a well developed relationship and clearly the possibilities of a "happy ever after" (vampires "live" a very long time if they stay away from fire). I'll ask my bookstore to remove the EROTICA lables and add Paranormal Romance - Erotic!

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  7. The book sounds quite exciting, I'm sure I'm goint to love reading it!

    shadowrunner1987 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hello Ami, lovely to see you here. Thanks for commenting!

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  8. This book sounds great, how did you go about creating the couples dynamics?

    emiliana25(at)web(dot)de

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    1. Interesting question, Emiliana, thank you! I found this one, and also the first in the series, Platinum Passion, quite challenging to write as both are menage a trois and I really wanted all three characters to be equal in this relationship. When one is also a Greek god and the other two human, it added more difficulty to the mix :) I just tried to really think about what each character needed from the other two, and also what each could provide to fulfill the others. By focusing on emotional needs/fulfillment of needs it seemed to work ok - I hope so anyway!

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  9. If this is book 3 do we need to read the first two books beforehand so that we are not lost or does this work as a stand alone?

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Shannon, thanks for stopping by. No, I designed the series so that each story is stand-alone and they can be read in any order. All the stories do have an overarching common theme of the erotes myth - the Greek gods of desire who were purported to be aspects of Eros and the children of Aphrodite. At least that's how it plays out in my version - there are many different versions of the erotes mythology! But definitely they can be read in any order. Thanks for your comment.

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  10. I can't wait to read this book. I have added it to my wishlist. Thank you so much for sharing!!

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    1. Hi Crystal, thanks so much for stopping by - appreciate the comment!

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  11. Hot and clever is a rare thing--sounds great!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. Congratulations on the great review, Jennifer!

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    1. Thank you Linda! Appreciate you stopping by to say hi :)

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  13. I want to say thank you to everyone who participated in the SEX CLUB SECRETS book review tour – the organizer, Goddess Fish, plus all the fabulous commenters and generous reviewers/blog hosts. I’ve had a lovely time chatting with fellow book lovers over the past week.

    The giveaway draw is now closed and I'll be using random.org to pick the winners. I’ll announce the winners on my blog later today: http://www.jenniferlynne.com.au/blog

    Once again, thank you everyone!

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