Tomorrow The Consummation by Lauren Rowe will be released
which means The Club series is officially over. This blog post is my mess of feelings about the series. I just fuckin love it, there's no other way to explain it.
PS. I'm going to curse a lot in this post so if that offends you, well ...
PSS. I'm not being asked to do this but this series has affected me so much I can't part without dedicating a whole post to it!
“There’s never been a love like ours and there never will be again. We’re the greatest love story ever told. Our love is so pure and true, we’re the amazement of the gods.”
-- Jonas Faraday, in The Redemption
That quote from The Redemption is completely one-thousand trillion bazillion true. This series is just everything! From the writing to the characters ... I instantly fell in love!
As you all know, I'm only a year into reading romance novels, something I never thought I would get into but now that I am, yeah, it totally makes sense. I'm that no filter, sarcastic, crude, fun-loving, big-hearted girl so it totally fits. I read many series prior to The Club and while those other series are some of my all time favorites, nothing will ever hold a candle to Jonas, Sarah, Josh, and Kat's story.
I remember thinking, I've never had that one series that will stay with me forever
but then The Club came along and I was like
How did I discover The Club series? Back in September it appeared on my Amazon recommendations. I saw it was highly rated and while that's not something I generally go by, I decided to purchase it. From the first page I was hooked ... Jonas Faraday had me. I mean this perfectly built hunk of a man just had me a puddle of goo. He was so beautifully broken and I didn't' even get to why he was that way yet. Then Sarah Cruz comes along and I was like fuck yes, this girl is the best!!! I found myself so in love with her character cause she's a lot like me, even down to the way she talks and thinks, I'm a real-life Sarah Cruz.
All of the secondary characters were amazing too! They weren't there as filler, you truly loved every time one of them came into a scene. Such as Jonas' brother Josh and Sarah's best friend, Kat. In the back of my mind I was secretly hoping to find out more about them, little did I know Lauren Rowe was waiting to give that in a few months. (more on that in a minute)
As each book went on I was transformed into what I like to call 'the luckiest fly on the wall' while reading the journey of these characters. Lauren is a fuckin fantastic writer! You don't need red rooms of pain to be hot & sexy, you need Lauren Rowe's writing and that's it. She makes the characters so real, I mean you feel like you could touch the page and have an Ah-Ha video moment and get pulled into the book. Add that to panty melting, crazy, sex scenes and it's like HELLO!!!! You know when you have that bone removing (ha, that can be taken in a couple ways) sex? Like it's so good you just lay there motionless cause you feel like every single piece of your soul and body has been fucked into ecstasy? That's what it is like when you read The Club series. Lauren doesn't just sex you up though, she manages to take you on every single emotion the human mind and body can have while reading these books too.
You know how some series will make you go, "are you fuckin kidding me?" and leaves you all mad? Lauren doesn't do that, sure she'll rip your heart out and stomp all over it but she does it in such a way that you just read faster to get to the next page, chapter, or book. I'm terrible at reading ahead with a lot of books cause I have no patience (or I get bored) but I never once did this with The Club. I was so memorized and intrigued the entire time .. I'm pretty sure my fingers would have burned if I tried to read ahead. Once I finished read The Redemption I was so filled with everything but I wanted just a bit more too. Not that I felt any strings were left untied but cause I didn't want it to end.
Thankfully, The Culmination was waiting to be read.
"Our love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the gods. We're the envy of the gods, baby--the culmination of human possibility."
I remember reading The Culmination and being completely beside myself. That is literally one of the hardest books I've ever read and probably will ever read. I cried so much during that book that Kleenex sent me a stock check. (not really but yah know) I wanted to hug everyone in the book (not going to lie, I may have held the book close to me during those time) and just keep hoping for the best. Well, I won't give it away if you haven't read it but the pain was most definitely worth it in the end.
I couldn't have enjoyed four books more than I did The Club, The Reclamation, The Redemption, and The Culmination. I was so excited to finally have found my favorite series of all time!
As many of us thought, no one could top Jonas & Sarah but in the back of my head I was wondering more and more about Josh & Kat. Then came news that three additional books to The Club series would come out in early 2016 solely based on Josh & Kat's story!!!
I was lucky enough to receive ARCS of all three new books, The Infatuation, The Revelation, and The Consummation from Lauren. Holy mother of everything!! These books are fuckin insane!
So steamy, erotic, funny, heart-warming,
and just pure fuckin amazing!
Before I continue let's look at our boy Josh a bit more ...
Needless to say this was more than just reading a series of books. Lauren Rowe took a small chunk of my life and made it freakin awesome! The bar has been set so high by me, based off this series, for other books that I truly don't think I'll ever come across anything so gratifying! I tell everyone about this series and everyone that has taken the time to read it is just blown away!
Lauren, Thank you ten trillion times over for sharing the story of the Faraday brothers with the world! I'm so glad I've gotten to know you through this and call you one of my author friends. You have an amazingly talented gift and I'm so thrilled you decided to put pen to paper (or fingertips to keyboard) and write this series! I can't wait to see what you come up with next!!!
To get your very own copies of these fantastic books, visit Lauren's AMAZON page.