Title: Club Luxe: The Private Room
Author: Olivia Noble
Publisher/Year: Loretta Lost 9/18/14
Series: Billionaires Underground #1
Victoria Chase is Chicago’s hottest new reporter, looking to make the scoop of the century. Rumor has it that in the bowels of the city lies a private sex club for the wealthy elite. Willing to do anything for a story, she infiltrates the club, determined to uncover this urban legend. She didn’t expect to run into him:
The famous billionaire bad boy is the king of Club Luxe. Every Friday night, he reigns supreme over untold sinful pleasures in his underground kingdom. His one rule? He never participates and only watches—until he sees Victoria.
She sets his body and soul on fire, and Malcolm does not plan on letting her go. Can Victoria keep it professional and get her story? Or will her heart betray her under Malcolm’s smoldering gaze?
I got a copy of this first installment of the series from Netgalley and i’m really happy to say that although it was a shorter novella style intro, it was really packed full of some great ‘stuff’. Not only did we get the introduction to the story line and our leads, we really did a get a healthy dose of where the intense plot will take us, that it’s going to be a roller coaster of trust/distrust, passion, and maybe a bit of underground darkness thrown in.
So, typical fashion, we meet our leading lady and her bestie on the night that will change their lives forever. They’ve gotten their hands on tickets to the exclusive yet never confirmed to exist club where all things naughty happen. Victoria – our lead really just wants to get the scoop on the place, and doesn’t know what she’s getting herself into. Those tables are quickly turned when she finds out who the ‘king’ of the castle is and gets herself involved with him.
Where this bit goes, well that’s expected, the guy, Malcolm doesn’t usually participate in the night’s festivities yet Victoria has brought something out in him. We see that they both have a craving for each other, and where our author takes us is on an interesting journey where you don’t know which boundaries will come down and what that will mean for other walls that have to be put up.
The twists that are put in here are pretty intricate – and we get enough of a tease that you WANT to and NEED to read the next installment not only to see what’s going to happen with Vica (as her friend likes to call her) and Malcolm, but because there’s so much more to the story. Malcolm propositions Victoria to help with something, but when he’s talking to his best friend, there are hints that it’s much much more than what it seems on the surface. There’s an ‘Organization’ involved some how, there’s a scorned ex wife and brother involved, and there are some pretty devious measures being taken to get Victoria on board.
So, i don’t know about anyone else, i’m not just interested in seeing where the passion and chemistry takes these 2 since it’s clearly something that’s combustible, but i think that the story itself will have staying power. there’s more to Victoria’s past than she’s letting on, and i want the details about the story that she wrote that drew Malcolm in. I also want the back story on him, and his connections now to whatever it is that he does. So that being said, i’m off to track down the next installments since they aren’t on Netgalley and pick right on up where i left off last night. enjoy!