Review: Club Lux: New Beginnings (Club Luxe #5) by Olivia Noble


Title: Club Luxe:  New Beginnings
Author:  Olivia Noble
Publisher/Year:  Loretta Lost 1/31/15
Length:  103 Pages
Series: Club Luxe #5


Malcolm never thought he would ever see his wife again. Her abandonment caused him years of suffering, and the sting of her betrayal tore his heart to shreds. He was only just beginning to heal, thanks to Victoria’s perseverance, when his first love walked back into his life and caused his pain to increase tenfold. Malcolm is angry, confused and unsettled, but matters of the heart must be put aside when he learns that his enemy threatens to kill his daughter in less than a week:

Unless Malcolm surrenders his own life.

Elizabeth has spent many agonizing years living in secret, forced to remain separated from the love of her life. Now, her cruel brother has gone too far. He has not only destroyed her marriage, but stolen her daughter. Elizabeth is reduced to a desperate woman trying to save her child, and she finds herself begging the same man for help whom she betrayed so long ago. One look at her husband’s chiseled face and familiar eyes, and all the sweet memories of their past come rushing back to her. Elizabeth never stopped loving Malcolm; and now, she knows that she loves him more than ever.

But the sight of her husband in the arms of another woman is too much to bear…

My Thoughts

As if Mal and Victoria hadn’t gone through enough, and if their love wasn’t enough of a struggle, the battle to get Claire back was going to truly tear them apart.  With having his ‘wife’ elizabeth around, things were getting even more complicated since she was trying to put on a brave face and be friendly with her, yet no one was sure what lizzy’s intentions were.  Topping it off, they were given a 24 hour ultimatum to find Claire otherwise Brant would kill her.  So, the clock is ticking and the questions that lie ahead are whether they will find her in time, whether it’s too easy that they are finding out locations and some of the intel on him, and who’s going to come out alive.

We know from past installments that there’s bound to be a lot of death and struggle, and that’s something that we continue to get here.  The difference though is that in most of the past pieces of the story there’s been a lot of the heat and passion that’s needed to keep Mal and Vica together and with the addition of Lizzy, we don’t have that.  What we do see is the confusion of who’s relationship is worth more, and who’s willing to sacrifice what for their own happiness and love.

Victoria sacrifices more than most in this story and while you would hope that she’d get rewarded – that doesn’t seem to be the case.  The good news for her though is that her roommate Chloe is very understanding and her life seems to be looking up.  The worry that i have though is that her happiness is tied to Dominic who is tied to Mal – especially since Mal has said that he’s walking away from the club, and putting Dom in charge.  We’ll see what affect that has on Mal and on Victoria. ….

Where we are left off in this story is the world shattering for one of the mains – and a questionable reappearance of someone who was thought to be dead.  I think that what we’ll get in the final installment is a lot of tension, more broken hearts and what i’m hoping will be a passionate reunion.  I have about a month to wait for the finale so i’ll have to ponder for just a few more weeks.  Enjoy!

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