Review – The Braille Club #1 & #2 by J A Kerr @AuthorJAKerr

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

The Braille Club # 1 & 2 by J A Kerr
Genres: Adult,Erotic

 

 

the-braille-club-3d-2.pngWelcome to the Braille Club, where blindfolds are mandatory and members play sensual games of pleasurable endurance. Three couples take part in this exclusive, secret club for very different reasons…with very different results.

Benedict Harrison was a master of detachment…

Benedict’s first experience with the Braille Club changed his life forever when a mysterious woman reawakened his emotions and his passion. He encounters the darkly erotic Siena Waters again, and they begin a tumultuous affair and a business partnership, but what will happen if the true nature of their relationship is discovered?

Gabriella Ballantyne’s marriage is in trouble…

Her husband Max has grown cold, and Gabriella seeks out the Braille Club and its decadent delights in an effort to reawaken their hearts and strengthen their marriage. But when she presents him with his own membership card, she sees only revulsion in his eyes. Gabriella must use everything she’s learned from the club in a last-ditch effort to reconnect with Max and resurrect their love.

Abbey Marshall needs an escape from her cheating husband…

Abbey begins sensory lessons at the Braille Club, hoping it will help her regain control of Steve and prevent his straying. When the unthinkable happens, she is consumed with the need to learn the identity of Steve’s latest mistress. Left reeling and with her sanity in jeopardy, a chance visit from her husband’s former teammate might be her last chance to find the answers she needs.

At the Braille Club, the elite membership walks in the dark in order to find the light…they need to be blind before they can see. They’re ready—are you?

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If you have read many of my reviews, you will know that I enjoy a good romance.  I don’t mind too much if they’re adult content.  And this book looked right up my street.  The blurb promised so much.  And I really, really wanted to love it.  But I didn’t quite get there.

The notion of the club was an intriguing premise, and we were treated to tantalising glimpses of the erotic nature of the story.  I wasn’t keen on the cheating element, though I could have got past that.  But for me, the main issue was that the story bounced around all over the place.  Alternating points of view; current and past; main characters and side stories.  I felt as if the author was trying to do too much, and it was distracting.

It also affected the pacing.  I struggled to get into the story, and this took much longer for me to read than is usual for a book of this length.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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braille unboundWelcome back to the Braille Club, home of blindfolded sensory delights designed to unleash your passions. New wonders await to heighten every sensation, for those adventurous enough to try…

Benedict Harrison and Siena Waters struggle to rebuild their lives…

Siena and Benedict—owner of the secret, exclusive Braille Club—face the trial of the man who brutally attacked her. Already fragile, crucial DNA results send Siena reeling, leaving her future with Benedict uncertain. Will their shared devotion to the Braille Club be enough to keep them together?

Guy Walker has spent two years trying to forget Anna Dunbar and their volatile affair…

Managing the Braille Club in Benedict’s absence, Guy is shocked when Anna applies for membership. Their dark desires are reawakened, but Anna resists, determined to remain faithful to her husband. When a desperate call from Anna sends Guy rushing to her door, he’s completely unprepared for what he finds.

Ford Munroe will help bring the Braille Club to a whole new level…

Tasked with developing new technologies to enhance the club’s erotic pleasures, Ford enlists engineer Esme MacDonald to assist him. As they test the devices, the attraction between them intensifies, delighting Ford but leaving Esme perplexed about her sexuality. Her revelation rocks Ford—is Esme really interested in him, or only the Braille Club?

Model Niven Fraser joins the Braille Club to exorcise her demons…

Left emotionally scarred by her step-brother Toby, Niven hopes to find healing through the club and her emerging friendship with Siena. But her past is about to catch up with her, bringing new dangers and old vendettas, putting her life and those around her in grave danger.

A blindfold can enrich an experience, but deadly threats are best faced with your eyes wide open. You decide—is it worth the risk to indulge in the Braille Club?

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Book 2 in the series gets good reviews.  4* and 5* in Amazon.  And yet….

I’m afraid that I had the same problem with this as with the first one.  There didn’t appear to be as many side characters with this novel, but the cheating and double standards continue.

There is more in the way of tension and suspense from the main storylines.  But for me, the author has tried to include too much in one book with the three main couples.

Not an engrossing read I’m afraid.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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purchase links

Book 1 (Amazon Universal) | Book 2 (Amazon Universal)

About the author

J.A. Kerr ~A Wee Bit of Banter!

Ever heard that phrase? If you live in Glasgow like I do then it means talking, debating, discussing, engaging, airing your views… and it’s something we love to do and I’m no different.

When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create something that mirrored exactly the kind of books I like to read. My top picks are always originals, featuring strong male and female protagonists with attitude. Benedict is detached and an enigma until he meets Siena. She turns his world upside down and he suddenly reconnects. I can’t tell you how many readers tell me how they were gripped by their story. How they loved the originality of the other two stories running through the book and the mix of characters!
The Braille Club Series books are a great mix of genres. Although sensuality plays a big part, there is also intrigue and a touch of thriller.
Overall, the Braille Club series is designed to keep you turning the pages – for those adventurous enough to try!

I love to write and my first book The Braille Club, hopefully, leaves readers wanting more…so good job I’ve published the sequel, The Braille Club Unbound (book 2) for ease of identification. I have often bought a series of books and found it really annoying if I read them out of sequence by mistake. Hopefully my readers will not share this experience.

So in my opinion, The Braille Club is just a romance… like a diamond is just a stone!

I am going to be very cliché here and say that I did always have this book in my head, it was getting it out of there… that was the problem. It is only within the last fifteen months, slaving over a hot keyboard that I managed to get it down on paper.

My mum was an avid reader and I grew up reading a wide variety of genres some appropriate and some not but all with one thing in common… they were different. I like a story with a twist, with a clever plot and engaging characters, characters that I don’t want to say goodbye to… when I finish the book. I think The Braille Club delivers all of the above and more but don’t just take my word for it, check it out yourself.

I come from a big family consisting of six girls and one boy! People often ask me ‘What was it like with so many siblings?’ Well good if you wanted to borrow your sister’s clothes… but not so good when you wanted a biscuit. Literally in my household if you weren’t fast your were last and treats were gone in seconds…

As I mentioned I live in Glasgow with my husband and two kids and my life is busy with all that entails. The Braille Club has been a huge part of my life and with its publication the realization of a very personal dream. It is currently bringing a sparkle to the bookshelves on Amazon.

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