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Don’t read this unless you have read the Ex Games and Private Club by JS Cooper due to spoilers
Nancy Hastings, you have a date with your destiny. The lovers’ academy awaits you and so do I. Mr. X
The daughter of Brandon from the The Ex Games, The Private Club and After the Ex Games is Nancy. She hasn’t had an easy life; her mother who was drug addict and stripper and was murdered, had given her to her parents to raise as their own. Her father abandoned her thinking he was doing her a favor. She didn’t have a place that she fit in, she was looking for love. She had fallen in love with a teacher from her school, her fantasies were filled Hunter. When Frank told her that Hunter work for the Love Academy. So she applied and she was accepted. Once she figured out how to get of her “new” dad’s house, even though Brandon was trying to make up for 18 years of being out of her life, she got on a train and headed to The Love Academy.
On the train there was a sweet older man that sat by her. There was a younger man who just glares at her, though he did catch her when she was up and the lights went out. She meets up with 2 other young ladies going to the academy, Shannon and Amber. When they arrive at the Academy, Hunter doesn’t even recognize Nancy. However, guess who else is there? The young man from the train and he will be Nancy’s teacher. His name is Jaxson.
Nancy cannot figure out how she can be so attracted to Jaxson, especially when Hunter is there. Even though he was put with Shannon as a teacher.
He comes in for the first lesson and she denies her attraction, but he tells her
No, you’re not.” He cocked his head and smiled at me gently. “I can see in your eyes that you’re attracted to me. I can tell from the way your nostrils are flaring that you’re a bit angry, a bit confused, and a bit turned on. I can tell from the flush on your face that I’m making you hot. I can tell from the fact that you’re still standing here that you’re intrigued. You want to know what’s going to happen next.”
“No” I whispered
This book has so many twists and turns, I had no idea who Nancy should trust and who she should not. Is Jaxson good or bad? Is all as what is seems? Brandon and Greyson make an appearness, but only serve to make things even more murky. I really enjoyed the suspense. However, Ii seems that no one paid attention to who was around them because Nancy overheard many conversations that clued her into things that she wasn’t supposed to know. I did not like the ending so much, too much made me uncomfortable. I cannot wait to find out what happens in Games, Clubs & Trials coming out December 23, 2014 as the finale to the three series!!!
The Love Trials Box Set
I wrote reviews for The Ex Games and The Private Club and I want to write a review of After the Ex Games, but if I told you much beyond the basics, it would spoil both of those books. So, I will limit my information in my review….
If you liked The Ex Games and The Private Club, you have to read After the Ex Games!! THE TRUTH MUST COME OUT and it does in this book. The question is will the couples Brandon and Katie and Meg and Greyson survive the truth. Who has the secret and who is just holding the secret for the other? What happened to Nancy? Was she part of it?
This book brings it all together. To purchase After The Ex Games (The Sequel to The Ex Games and The Private Club)
At the end of the Ex Games, Katie’s friend Meg, who had lost her job due to Brandon, was looking for a job. She was going for a job interview at The Private Club to be a bartender. A little background on Meg is that she was a lawyer and is 25 years old. When she arrived she met Greyson (such a hot guy name), who is the owner of the Private Club. When he gets in her office, he tells her to “Taker your clothes off” (Wowzer) and Meg does not do this, she gets feisty, he gets a phone call and it is Brandon and Greyson says that Brandon cannot tell him who he can hire….this turns out to make Meg determined to take the job to find out why her best friend’s boyfriend doesn’t want her to take this job and how he knows Greyson and what is going on at the Private Club. It makes Greyson want to hire her to find out how Brandon knows her. She is offered the job and she accepts and she now has three days to prove she’s got what it takes to work at the Private Club. The problem, no one will tell her what the job is, and it is definitely not bartending. She tries to get Greyson to tell her and he wants to know how juicy her lips are she tries to say no and act like the attraction isn’t mutual and backs up but gets caught up in her heels and she falls. He helps her up and he takes a taste. She accuses him of sexual harrasment and he says-
I’d never had such a base reaction to a man before. Greyson Twining intrigued me and attracted me. My loins ached to touch and be touched by him. The visceral reaction I had when I saw him made my blood boil over with heat.” Meg- Location 138
Though Meg tells Greyson that she doesn’t want him to touch, kiss her or anything else. His response-
“I’m going to honor your wishes. The next time my lips meet yours will be because you begged me to kiss you. It will be because you couldn’t go another second without the feel of my hands caressing your body.” Greyson- Location 191
Her training involves staying at the club for three days. She is put with a roommate Nancy, whose sister came to the club and disappeared and she was there to find out what happened. There are other girls there for “training” not all as friendly as Nancy. Then there is Patsy, the leader of the training and secretary for Greyson. All is not what it seems though…Brandon definely has involvement in this story.
There are so many twist and turns in this book. The way Greyson pursues Meg, is sweet, hot and passionate! Meg spends the stroy finding out things, then something else contradictory to what she knew. The secrets everyone holds, she doesn’t know who to trust and what she should do next. There are times she wants to give up and just live. But she feels a connection to Greyson, one that makes her feel alive and heated.
I would highley recommend this book, the writing is amazing. Just when you think you got it, you find out something new.
Looking forward to JS Cooper’s next book Illusion out November 11
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The Private Club Boxed Set