Monday, June 19, 2017

[Pat's Review]: "King of Clubs"

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Kind of Clubs by Sandra Owens
Publisher: Montlake Romance (June 27, 2017)
Series: Aces and Eights, 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense

In the second novel in acclaimed author Sandra Owens’s Aces & Eights series, passions—and tempers—flare as one star-crossed couple gets a second chance at love.

Covert FBI agent Court Gentry loves his brothers, his job, and his Harley-Davidson. Once he loved a girl, too, but when she broke his heart, he put his emotions on lockdown…until she crosses his path again.

On vacation six years ago, free-spirited Lauren Montgomery fell hard for Court Gentry. She returned home happier than ever, only to descend into a spiral of abuse by her ex-husband, Stephan. When Stephan threatened to kill any man who touched her, Lauren cut Court from her life—but not from her heart.

When Lauren and Court reunite after her friend marries his brother, Court guards himself against the person who made him feel such intense passion and pain. Except the undeniable spark between them is impossible to contain and heating up fast. Six years ago, it was love. Now, it’s just lust. Keeping it merely physical is a foolproof plan…right?

When Stephan is released from prison, Lauren can’t outrun her past anymore, and Court vows to protect her. But with Lauren in imminent danger, Court must question his heart and risk his life to save the woman he never stopped loving. 

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Reviews of Owens' Previous Novels:

Jack of Hearts (#1)

Pat's Review:

This is the second in the Aces and Eights series and and introduces us to Court.

All three Gentry brothers are undercover FBI, and use their bar, a known biker hangout called Aces and Eights, to keep up on the latest bad news. Alex, the youngest brother, is happily married to Madison, the co-owner of a book store with her best friend, Lauren. This is Lauren and Court's story, a second chance romance with all the odds stacked against them.

Six years ago, Lauren Montgomery was celebrating her recent divorce and spring break at the beach. A chance meeting with a gorgeous guy who was equally attracted to her made their time together magical. They made plans to try a long distance romance for a while and parted, each professing their love. This was like a dream for Lauren, until she got home. Waiting for her was her ex-husband, Stephan. His jealous rage nearly killed her, but she never gave up Court's name. She broken-heartedly told Court they were done, with no explanation, hoping to keep him out of danger. Her ex went to prison. She started a new life.

Court is blindsided by the fact that Madison's roommate is Lauren, his Lauren. He never recovered from losing her, and he feels anger and happiness that she is back in his life. But the danger is not finished. Stephan is about to be released, and his Russian Mafia family is giving her messages: he wants her back. Her answer is to run.

Court gives her an alternative.

"If at the end of seven days you still feel like you don't need my help, I'll put you on a plane, under an assumed name and send you wherever you want to go." 

She loves her new life and wants to keep it, so they strike a bargain. Court's hoping it's for a lot longer than seven days.

This story is romantic, lots of suspense, and a great addition to the Aces and Eights series. It's fast moving, sexy and keeps your attention from beginning to end. Can't wait for the next in the series.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

*Note: The quote used belongs to Sandra Owens; TBQ's Book Palace does not claim them.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! 

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