Beyond the Velvet Rope

Beyond Velvet Rope

A Club Babylon Novel by Tiffany Ashley

I almost didn’t read this book because of the cover. It was giving me too much of a “50 Shades” vibe and, while I don’t have a problem with that sort of fiction, I was scared it was going to be bad. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad.

Thandie Shaw is an up and coming public relations and club promoter ion New York who gets the opportunity to work for the reopening of Miami’s hottest nightspot, Club Babylon. Her career is very important to her and she knows that this job will put her company on the map and open up a lot of doors. The owner of Club Babylon, Elliott Richards, is known to be hardworking and focused when it comes to his businesses, but just as diligent about his leisure time (including a playroom in his home dedicated to his time with the ladies). He is also known for not hiring women because he feels that they are too much of a distraction to him.

Of course, Elliott’s misgivings about working closely with a woman kind of turn out to be well founded. He is immensely attracted to Thandie, who despite her being adamant about keeping their relationship professional, finds herself drawn to him as well. Despite the tension between the two and the resulting very steamy scenes of the book, I only gave it 3 stars on Goodreads. Thandie’s indecisiveness where Elliott was concerned was a little frustrating and it resulted in a few scenes that could have been left out.

This is the first in series of books based out of Club Babylon and I’ll probably keep reading to see how some of the ancillary characters fare.

I received a complimentary copy of this e-book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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