The Club: Ethan, Book 1 of The Club Series, Jenna Elliot


The Club: Ethan, Book 1 of The Club Series, Jenna Elliot
Genre: Erotic romance.
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Well, I started with book two – Ace’s story, and loved it, then saw that book one was available. I’m actually glad I read them that way round because this one didn’t have anywhere near the impact Ace had for me, and if I’d read this first I may not have continued…
Mia, poor little rich girl…her parents have given her everything material but nothing of themselves, no personal attention, no real love, no emotional support so in a way she’s ripe for someone to come along who does that for her. Ethan is attracted to her, and she thinks his attention is more than it is, he doesn’t do personal, uses sex as a coping device for his own problems, so she needs to accept that though it’s sex like she’s never had and feels emotional, it’s purely physical…or is it? Is Ethan just kidding himself that Mia is like any other of his pets? If that’s so why can’t he just stick to his usual rules, why let her in areas Pets don’t go?
Though I loved what there was of the emotional side of this, and really felt for both of them with their traumatic pasts I wasn’t convinced that their relationship was love. Somehow although Ace was very real feeling to me this one wasn’t. Maybe because the main part of the story covers such a short timespan, its really only their first meeting, the club visit and a bit past that, and I couldn’t see love developing from the few interactions they had – Lust yes, but love? No. I did like that part where Mia was minding the office for a couple of days, and did exactly what Ethan said not to – that made me laugh. I could just imagine the scene on his return, and it made sense the reasoning she put behind her actions – there was an element of revenge, but mainly she wanted him kept bust. Loved what we saw of Dirty and Dirtier too. The drama part was extended in just the way I love, but because I couldn’t feel them as a couple, as having a real future, genuinely in love then the impact wasn’t great for me. I felt I knew Mia reasonably well but needed to know more of Ethan, to know the man behind the facade, but I felt I just got the shallow surface view when I’m sure there’s more to him from the way his friends support and respect him.
Its a hot and fun read, but a bit light on the emotion I need to really believe in a romance, and that’s why its a three from me – a good read, but just not a great one. I’d be happy to read more though from the series, as the writing style is excellent and i so loved Ace book.
Stars: Three.
ARC provided by Netgalley and publishers.


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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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