Review: Club Luxe 1: The Private Room by Olivia Noble

Posted 4 February, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Club Luxe 1: The Private Room by Olivia NobleTitle: Club Luxe #1: The Private Room
Series: Billionaires Underground #1
Author: Olivia Noble
Genres: Erotica, Serial Novella
Release Date: September 18, 2014
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

About Club Luxe 1: The Private Room:

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:

Malcolm Cage.

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?

My Review:

I don’t know why I always feel the need to warn you when I write a short review about a short book. But I do, so I will: this review is short since the book is short.

I read this so long ago, and even when I was reading it didn’t leave much of an impact. So waiting so long to write the review was probably stupid on my part. Normally, I would reread the book, but what I do remember is being pretty unimpressed, so I don’t really want to.

First off, an erotica novella doesn’t leave much room for plot. This was my issue with R.K. Lilley’s Wild Side series. When a book is only a hundred or so pages long, and 75% sex, you can’t create a complicated plot. There’s simply not enough time to fully develop it.

This was the first book and very short, so there wasn’t too much plot, but still enough to be confusing. Like, they both recognize each other and know each other’s names, but they’ve never met? And then the ending? What? I mean, I know it’s a cliffhanger, but still.

The sex scenes weren’t bad, but they didn’t really get me going, either.

Overall, this book was very average to me. I’m somewhat intrigued as to how their story will unfold, but not sure I want to shell out the money, especially since there are so many editions, at a few bucks each. For $0.99, I’d be willing to pay. But more than that, probably not.

I know I’ve seen this book in my free ebook newsletters, and I can always check BookLending.com, but as it stands now, I probably won’t read the rest of the series because of the cost. I am somewhat intribued, though.

And oh, hey, this ended up not being that short at all. 🙂

About Olivia Noble:

Olivia lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful children. Balancing two rambunctious rug rats and a very large man-child with her writing is often difficult, but she somehow manages. (“Mommy time” is a common and sometimes dreaded phrase in her house.) She likes to keep her books romantic, steamy, and filled with fun characters that get into all kinds of trouble. (Most of the time based on similar trouble she’s already gotten into.)

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