Not quite what you’d expect… F*ck Club: Riley #review

Posted September 11, 2017 by Berls in Review / 8 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Not quite what you’d expect… F*ck Club: Riley #reviewF*ck Club: Riley by Shiloh Walker
Published by Shiloh Walker, Inc on January 1st 1970
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 153
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-stars


"The first rule of F*ck Club...we don’t talk about it. We just do the job and get paid."

And Riley Steele did his job very well. He’ll be the first to admit that his current life isn’t the one he’d foreseen. It’s not even one he really wants, but after his parents died and he was left to care for two siblings and a mountain of debt, he was willing to do almost anything.

Now, after almost ten years of being paid to pleasure, he’s almost numb to it…and to women.

That all changes with one phone call. Brianna Sharpe, the girl he’d loved as a boy, is leaving an abusive lover and needs someplace to hide.

Opening his home to Bree is easy. Protecting his heart is a different story. She’d completely shattered it once already. But Bree has changed and Riley wants to think there might be a chance. Only...what will she do when she discovers his secrets?

F*ck Club: Riley was not at all what I expected, but in a good way. I really thought it would be more of an erotica. Don’t get me wrong – we had some GREAT sex scenes, but it actually had a lot more depth than expected.

I loved Riley; he was a complex character, battling his need to care for his family, protect the women he… serviced… and stay out of prison. Not to mention protecting and maybe reconnecting with his high school girlfriend, Bree. Bree was okay, there were some things that irritated me about her – particularly the way she dealt with her son – but, I liked seeing her grow and do a lot better with him. She started off a pretty weak character and she grew into a much stronger one, though I think she still has room to grow as the series continues.

The secondary characters were really likeable as well and I look forward to their stories – particularly Shame’s… though I have a feeling that will be the last one I get.

There’s also a mystery element – someone is targeting the business and customers. But, for me, this was a back drop and I wasn’t really motivated to figure it out, though I think I easily could have if I’d tried.

If you like second chance romances, this is a definite win for you. My major complaint was the end; the last 20% was kind of a whirlwind, where everything kind of came to a resolution super quickly and I would have liked perhaps less resolution for a more realistically paced conclusion. Ultimately, though, I liked it a a lot and was so eager for more that I immediately purchased the next book and started reading it the next day. So, an unexpected deeper story for the win!

4 stars Pretty Great

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8 responses to “Not quite what you’d expect… F*ck Club: Riley #review

    • I agree, if I hadn’t read a snippet on Jen (Twimom) ‘s blog, I never would have picked this one up. And the fact that it’s not THAT erotic and it doesn’t ever mention a F*ck Club, it really is a shock value thing. This was my first Shiloh walker, but I’m a fan now 🙂

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