Series: Club Libertine #1
Published by Siren-BookStrand on March 21, 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
At twenty-one, Michelle Edwards loved her boyfriend Mac Whelan and his best friend Sean O'Mally. The three of them lived happily together until one night, Mac invited Sean to join them in a menage. Michelle enjoyed it, but because of her upbringing, her feelings scared her and she ran away from the men she loved. Ten years later, to pay a debt and save her grandparents' home, Michelle reluctantly agrees to be their sub for a month. The sex is hot, but the men hold her at a distance, especially Mac. And something else has changed. The men are now Doms at the city's notorious Club Libertine and expect her complete submission. She realizes quickly that she still loves them, but do they just want revenge because she left them, or is there a chance for all three of them to be happy again?
Changing the Rules is the 1st book in the Club Libertine series by Diane Leyne. It’s my first read of Diane Leyne’s.
We have Michelle who was raised a “good little girl”. She fell in love with Mac but secretly loved Sean (Mac’s best friend) too. She would never cheat on Mac but one night Mac brought his best friend in for a menage. She enjoyed it and she loves both men, but her upbringing just made her think way too much and she got scared and ran. Fast forward 10 years and Michelle is back in town and her two men are now Doms and she’s in debt to them both.
I really and truly want to love this book and it’s killing me that I don’t. I’ve been on the search for a new “club” series. So when I read the excerpt and seen that Ms. Leyne has a few of these out I had to try it. Although I might be a little bit disappointed in the first book in this series, I’m not sorry that I picked up the series to read. I’m sure I won’t feel that dis-connect with all of them.
I think the thing is that I have no love for my characters. I was not impressed with Mac nor Sean for that matter… and Michelle does not get along with my nerves very well. The story itself had a lot of potential, but I just could not connect with my characters. Once that fails, it’s hard to get into the book.
Club Libertine, I think might have been fun, but we were there only once in the entire book for a very short scene. We got to hear very little description about the club and its members and how the place is run. It would have been nice to get more information on the club especially since the series is called Club Libertine… View Spoiler »and our main characters are owners. « Hide Spoiler
I’m not giving up!
However, as I mentioned, this is the 1st book in the series and I’m not judging the entire series based on the first book. It always takes a little bit to get into a series so I’m not giving up on this just yet. I’ve got the next book and I’ll be reading it. Diane Leyne comes highly recommended in this genre so I’ll be seeking out some more books by her.
The sexy scenes are pretty good though!
The heat factor is most definitely there! 4 flaming candles! Bravo! … and that’s me saying that with no connection to the characters. If I had that too the book would have caught my kindle on fire!