This morning we’re in for an interesting treat. The Braille Club is the first in a series by J.A. Kerr. Going in I didn’t know what to expect, and I found much more that I bargained for with developed characters and a unique concept that was really refreshing.
Heat Level: ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Overall Rating: 5/6 Glass Slippers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
You enter an opulent room filled with other guests and are handed a blindfold. You are instructed to not remove the covering until you are told to. Then you’re led to an armchair and your hands are tied behind your back, a bell hanging against your fingers. When you feel a hand gently caress your face, that’s when the game beings.
Benedict is the owner of two of London’s most exclusive spots; the most notable is ‘Braille Club’. The ‘Braille Club’ is modeled after the above scene where Benedict tries to recapture the erotic feelings of a blindfolded touch so many years ago. He’s always in control and prides himself in keeping his emotions closely guarded. But, there is one person who has been able to break through his stoic demeanor; the exotic and mysterious Siena. Siena’s a damaged, and married, woman, but her ties to husband Nick begin to fray and Benedict is in the corner of her guilty mind.
There are a few other members of this cast, but here are some of the most important; Matt- Benedict’s funny friend who always sees the good in him, Gabriella- who paid big money for a spot I. the club in order to learn some tricks so she can save her failing marriage, and Abbey who is hoping the things she learns during her lessons will bring her famous cheating husband back to her, and out of the arms of the other women, for good. Everyone has different reasons for their memberships, but each are just as real as they would be in real life.
Because these characters are so well developed and the history behind the Braille Club so interesting and exclusive, it’s easy to get a little lost between the shifts of time and points of view in the chapters. But the sensual encounters and riveting storyline makes up for it tenfold. You want to know who stays married, who comes into the club, and how each player has come to join. I’m glad this is part of a series because one book just isn’t enough. Grab your blindfolds and bells, people, because the review for book two is coming fast!