Title: A Betty’s Pledge
Author: Emma Husher
Finished: January 12
Release Date: April 24, 2014
There is an exclusive group known as the Grants who only allow the most seductive women into their circle, and Madeline “Mady” Chase would give anything to get in. After years of mundane, disappointing sex, Mady is ready for more. Much more. Too many men out there favor the trashy crap that often parades around the local bars and college hangouts. To Mady, it seems like they’d rather drool over a girl with a fifty thousand dollar plastic surgery bill and clothes that would better fit a five-year-old than find some substance and passion in a woman. She wants more than stale, bland, fake sex, and the Grants could be just what she needs.
Isaac Wilson has been dissatisfied more times than he can count in the past two years. Being one of the Grants definitely has its privileges, but now he finds himself wanting more. Usually, it just meant another long month of disenchantment on his part when the Grants realized their new batch of women were no good. Each year, the program found several candidates that fit their needs, but as was often the case, they lacked that certain spark Isaac was looking for. To him, it didn’t matter. Either way, he’d have a lot of fun wading through the rejects.
I want to include some bits of information to add to the summary of the book. I found that the summary given on Goodreads and NetGalley is quite confusing and doesn’t summarize it to its full potential. So the Grant club is basically a dating/training service for the wealthy. It is portrayed as extremely well respected. Many of the members have long term relationships with other members that developed within the club, and those who don’t find love are please with just the knowledge of their bodies and sex that the club offers. Mady has no luck finding the man of her dreams, or even being satisfied in bed, so when she is invited to audition to be in the exclusive club Grant, she is mostly thrilled, but also a bit nervous. Isaac Wilson is already a member, and has been for years with women throwing themselves at him but he has not found the one girl who haven’t lacked something…
Let me start off my review by saying I surprised myself in reading this book, but I am even more surprised that I enjoyed it. I am not a huge fan of a book that’s explicitly about sex. I read Fifty Shades of Gray and while I can find the plot in that book, it was just too much for me. Don’t get me wrong, I can enjoy a good sex scene in a book now and again, but I am not a fan when that is the only thing in the book. When character development and plot get thrown up in the air only for a bit of raunchy play.
I find that I enjoy reading the erotica genre much more when there is a developed plot. And in this case, I found the plot to be extremely unique. I must admit I don’t get around to reading this genre often but I think I read it enough to notice a good idea when I see one. I loved the idea that the characters were in a sex club. Now that makes it sound dirty, but, I mean it’s really not. I found this book extremely well written and interesting. I honestly read it in an entire day because I just couldn’t get enough. I hope with my entire heart that this book takes off and becomes something huge.
Only a few more months until the book is released, I’d be adding it to my TO READ SHELF if I hadn’t read it yet! Or check it out on NetGalley and apply for an ARC!