The Club Mass Market Paperback – Feb 24 2009
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“Ms. Page has filled this searing Regency romance with page after page of scorching, pulse-pounding sex...." —Historical Romance Club
“Page pens a seductive tale.” —Romantic Times
“Blazing erotica within an amazing love story.” —Bestselling author Kathryn Smith
About the Author
A writer, a wife, and a mother of two, Sharon Page holds an industrial design degree and also manages a scientific research and development program in Ontario, Canada. She finds writing tales of sexy Regency rakes and seductive vampires is the perfect escape from her technical world.See all Product Description
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Historical Romance- Regency - February 24, 2009
4 1/2 stars
The Club is a deliciously decadent novel that in many areas shocked me. (This book explores the seedier side of the Regency era that was salient to the story.) If you haven't read books by this author before, be prepared for sensuous scenes as well as strong characters that will make you root for them!
Recently widowed, Lady Jane is a woman with a mission. While she couldn't save herself from an abusive husband; she is determined to save her missing friend. Unfortunately, her friend Del was forced by her husband into participating at the Club, a place where the unsavory world of sexual excess reaches the powerful and wicked desires of London's higher society.
Lady Jane visits the Club and finds herself stonewalled by Del's long lost brother, Christian. Dubbed "Lord Wicked" for his well deserved reputation, Christian is the antithesis of all she believes. Although she finds him devastatingly handsome and charming, Lady Jane is fearful of the passion she feels for him. But even as she tries to keep herself aloof from his wild disregard for society, she realizes she feel most safe in his arms.
Christian has always admired Lady Jane even as she cuts him with her remarks. She makes him want to be a better person and although it is dangerous for her to be embroiled in Del's disappearance, he can't help but be happy that it allows him to spend time with her.
Sharon Page's writing kept me on edge, as the mystery behind Del's disappearance is slowly and expertly revealed. While many writers would revel in the shock value or focus purely on the sexual attraction between the characters. This author takes the time to slowly develop the relationship between the two main characters. Lady Jane and `Lord Wicked' felt like real characters with very human frailties. I really enjoyed the interaction between them and each seemed to compliment the other perfectly. The riveting love between the two characters rises above and in stark contrast to the scandalous behavior at the Club. As the main characters find redemption and acceptance, they are healed by their love and adversity. The romance between them was moving and by the end of the book I knew they had to be together!
The Club is not the typical Regency romance, but one that will definitely keep you up all night to discover the end.
Reviewed by Steph from Bookaholics Romance Book Club
I found this to be a very engaging and fast paced read. Christian and Jane were entertaining characters and their growth throughout the story was enough to keep the reader firmly tied to the book. Combined with the passion and intrigue, Ms. Page has crafted a page turning read that fans of historic romance will devour. Highly sensual without being obnoxious, THE CLUB is a title I highly recommend.
As they work together to find Del, Christian feels guilty that he was not there for his beloved sister when she was forced to marry by their detestable father and Jane fall in love. Each fears for Del's life as increasingly the evidence they find inside the Club points to foul play since other women have been murdered. As they continue their desperate search, they learn of four special club members whose abuse goes beyond the depravity of the normal couples who belong.
THE CLUB is an engaging erotic Regency romantic suspense starring two individuals who were in love as battling teens and remain in love as adults, but though they share the common goal of rescuing Del, they also remain combatants. The story line is at its best when a shocked Jane sees the goings on inside the Club. The investigation into the disappearance seems too easily resolved, but sub-genre readers will relish this page turner with a terrific final twist that is in the audience's face, but most if not all will not see it coming.
Jane and Wickham begin to investigate together, both at the Club and elsewhere. They believe Del may have been locked away somewhere but they have few leads. As they uncover the seamy underworld of London together, their childhood friendship rekindles; but there are shocks in store for Jane and she may have to re-evaluate what she knows of Wickham's character.
This book was enjoyable in terms of the mystery plot and the variety of settings in London. What didn't work for me were the scenes in the club which felt like they were written almost entirely for the titillation of the reader and didn't serve any real purpose. I liked both Christian (Wickham) and Jane in terms of their characters but I had to suspend belief occasionally in terms of historical accuracy. It was a reasonable read but not something I am likely to turn to again.
Originally published for Curled Up With A Good Book © Helen Hancox 2009