We both joined The Club and made an arrangement. I got the money to pay my mortgage and he got access to my body, whenever and however he wanted it... SAPPHIRE BEAUTIFUL, a new full-length, stand-alone novel in Ren Monterrey's THE CLUB series. I never imagined that I'd be starting my fifth year as a faculty member in the Medieval Studies department as a thirty-two-year-old widow. I'm sure to be the butt of every joke around campus as the collateral damage of a sex scandal that made national headlines. And my husband left me completely broke after he killed himself. I don't want to lose my house and all the money I invested in it so I make an arrangement through The Club. I'll get what I need...money to get out of the financial ruins my dead husband left me in. And Dante McNally will get what he wants...access to my body...whenever and however he wants it... There's only one catch. Dante is one of our new graduate students and the recipient of a prestigious research fellowship funded by his billionaire father. And this is the year I'm supposed to be applying for tenure.
Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
When I started this book, I expected this to be one of those billionaire books that are flooding the market right now. Instead, I found a book that I ended up reading in one sitting, and something completely different than what I expected.
This is the first book I have read from this author, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The author writes characters that are believable, heartfelt, and empathetic. From the very beginning I loved Mary: her single mindedness and ability to adjust her way of thinking to adapt to her situations, no matter how bad her situation seems.
Dante is a cute, nerdy surprise. From the very beginning, you can't help but love him. He's so painfully shy, I love the way Mary has been able to give him his voice and strength.