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(The Club #1)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  59 reviews

I'm the princess, at least that's what my family believes. In their eyes, I can do no wrong. I was tired of trying to be perfect, so I left. I moved across the country and opened Illusions with my best friend. It's not your average upscale nightclub. What happens behind the scenes is where I get to go from princess to vixen. I never ran into any of the gentlemen that c
Kindle Edition, 172 pages
Published July 6th 2016
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Tagged as contemporary romance, but sample reveals she's a prostitute and he's her paid BDSM-ish customer at the club while her buddy Zac watches. A previous customer got "too rough" with her. She lies to her family.
Also needed editing. Missing punctuation and words and robotic dialogue (didn't use contractions.)

These people are dumber than a box of rocks. Can't connect the dots (view spoiler)
Robin Rankin
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The beginning of the story had me hooked and I managed to read it in a day, could not put it down even when I had a hundred other things to take care. I am so glad it was over the long weekend and I didn’t have to put it down and I could take care of the other things later. Aly and Cole were steamy from the beginning and that didn’t let up.

Aly was the only girl raised with her two brothers Nate and Brody and father after her mother died when Aly was an infant. She has always been the Princess in
Cassandra Lawson
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Illusions is book one in this series, and it does end in a cliffhanger. Overall, this is a fun and well-written story with great characters. I loved how Aly is the princess with her dad and brothers, all the while leading a secret life that would shock them all. I found it somewhat hard to believe that her brother who lived close by had no idea where she worked. Still, it was fun seeing her interact with her family regarding her job, especially with Cole in the picture. Cole is sexy and definite ...more
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Illusions by J C Thompson

4.5 star review.

The first book in a new series, Illusions by J C Thompson is all about Aly and Cole. The story is excellently written and is written from both characters POV, a writing style that I always enjoy! The book had some great descriptive writing in it and this captured my interest from the very beginning. I found it extremely hard to put down and I read it in a few hours. The synopsis of this book dragged me in but once I started reading I was hooked.

The story
Mom's Guilty Pleasure
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Illusions by JC Thompson
4 stars

When I started this book I thought I had it all figured out...boy meets forbidden girl...girl falls for boy with commitment phobia….JC Thompson gives this book so much more. There is twist after twist thrown in along with lust, deception, friendship, loyalty, betrayal and a cliffhanger!

“Reality is nothing but an illusion. If you think about it, people only see in us what we want them to see. Do you ever truly know someone, or is it all an illusion? We can be anyone
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Illusions by J.C. Thompson

5 Stars

Illusions by J.C. Thompson is the first book in a series. The story is about how people do not portray who they really are. We all hide behind the illusions we want people to see, but sometimes those illusions that you portray to people can come back and haunt you.

“Reality is nothing but an illusion. If you think about it, people only see in us what we want them to see. Do you ever truly know someone, or is it all an illusion?”

Aly is the only girl of three broth
Melinda G
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Aly grew up in a home with her father and two brothers who have always referred to her as Princess. Of course being the only girl and a baby at that she can do no wrong in their eyes. Being the princess most definitely can take a toll on someone if you would not want to be identified as the goody two shoes your whole life. When Aly moves away to she finally gets the chance to break from her good girl role. She opens a nightclub Illusions with her best friend only this isn't the normal nightclub. ...more
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)

This book was pretty good. I think I would have liked for Cole and Aly's way of meeting to have stayed a secret to each other a little longer. The other thing is it ends in a cliffhanger...sorry for that little bit of info.

Aly's life is an illusion, she has a secret life. She lets her family believe one thing when in all reality she owns a club, and not just any club, but one with a "VIP" section. Where certain "customers" are granted a little extra service. This is how she meets Cole. He has no
Le Ann Foster
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
☆☆Reviewed for Hooked On Books and CherryOBlossoms Promotions ☆ ☆

I gave this book 4.5 stars!

Be warned from the first chapter to the last you will have your panties melted off, be in love with four brothers, a gay guy and Alys best friend Ria. The hot new club illusions is owned by Aly and Zack, what goes on in the VIP area isn't really legal, but will it is awful steamy!!! Aly has always been the "princess" in her brothers and pops eyes. She open the club to have a place of her own. This is wh
Marisol Garcia
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 of 5 stars
Illusions is the first novel in the Club Series written by J.C. Thompson, and omg. I was so into the book, that I completely forgot this was not a stand alone. I finished the book, and was just sitting there. Wondering how long I would have to wait. So I immediately went on Amazon to find out when the second book is coming out, and I cheered. It’s coming out this week. Yay!! No waiting. I already preordered the second one. Can’t wait to read it.
When I first started reading this bo
Aug 18, 2016 rated it really liked it

Illusions is the first book in the Club Series, by J.C Thompson. It is a sexy story that is full of suspense, mystery and a lot of steamy romance.
Aly’s mother died when she was a baby and so Aly grew up in a home full of overprotective men- her father and two brothers. In the eyes of her family Aly is perfect, an ideal daughter and sister- who can do no wrong. She is their “Princess”.
Sick and tired of having to live up to her ‘Perfect Princess’ reputation and always following the rules, Aly deci
Renee W. Tyler,  Battery Operated Book Blog
Ok... so this book was really really good. Now, with that being said it ends with an awful cliff hanger. I mean she leaves us laying out there holding our breath waiting to see what happens next.

Now with that being said, this book keeps you moving in so many different directions you don't know whether you are coming or going. The name fits the story perfectly. Lives can be just what it says, an Illusion. It is amazing just how perfect it fits in today's world. We can create the picture of just
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When Cole's work life gets to be too much for him and the need to decompress settles in, he decides the best remedy for his stress is a little time between the sheets, so he decides to check out an upscale club that he's heard good things about. The minute he opens the door and sees a beautiful woman clad in black lingerie waiting for him he knows he's in trouble. There's something about her that that speaks to him in a way no other woman ever has, and after one passionate little night together ...more
Aug 14, 2016 rated it liked it

I've given this book 3.5 stars.

If you want suspense, love and hot sex, then this book is for you because it has it all. Aly is the only girl in a family with two over protective brothers and a just as over protective father. She is their perfect little Princess or so they think! Sick of being the perfect princess she moves and opens a hot, sex club, Illusion with her friend Zac.
Cole Stressed with work decides to relieve his stress with a night of hot sex at Illusion and this is where he meets Al
Lynn Jones
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Donna Doria
An outrageously good book! The twists and turns never stopped in this story! I think it is a phenomenal story with excellent content! The story is a complete page- turner that turned into much more than I had anticipated after reading the first few pages! The author selected a fantastic title for the book! I think the author did an awesome job in telling a clear story with that flowed really well! The characters were created and implemented into the story in just the right way!

I liked all of the
Misty Ziegler
Aug 10, 2016 rated it liked it
***3 stars***
Illusions by J.C. Thompson

"Illusions,” by J.C. Thompson is Book 1 of The Club Series. From just reading the book description I was completely intrigued. Aly was raised as the only girl in a household of men and always had her fathers and brothers being her protectors, and calling her “princess.” Now as an adult who is no longer directly under their watchful eyes, she has taken control of her life and her satisfactionand owns a business (that the men in her family are completely una
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
This was a short but hot read with plenty of drama to hold your attention. I will say I didn't know the book was a duet so when it ended with a hell of a cliffy, I was super annoyed but I'll be diving into the conclusion shortly. lol

Aly is the only girl in a family of an overprotective father and 3 brothers. She's their "princess" but is tired of living under the illusion of perfection. They don't know she works, and owns, the cities hottest night club, a place that caters to some special client
Bobbi Wagner
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Illusions (The Club Series, Volume 1) by JC Thompson is the first story in The Club Series. This story is about living your life the way you want. This story will make feel sadness, its full of excitement and just plain sexy hotness. This story will show you that if you want something bad enough, you are willing to fight for it.

Aly Thomas is a young woman who owns half of her own business, an upscale nightclub. She grew up with two brothers and a father. They call her princess because that's wha
Amber Eckstein
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
By J.C. Thompson
Five Stars

I loved this book it was different though something like this had been done before but J.C. had different twists on it this particular story. First off you have Aly a girl who was the Princess. Not in the normal way you would think so, she wasn’t the kind of girl that who would turn her nose up to you or anything like that, no. But in the mind of her father and brothers, she could do no wrong.

She was their princess if she liked it or not. Aly though she was no
Debbie Arntson
Aug 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Illusions by J. C. Thompson

4 out of 5 stars

This book it seems will be in a series, this being the first installment. It is an erotica story in the making.

This story is about Aly and Cole and finding love in the most unusual places. Aly is co owner of a bar named Illusions and it is not your usual bar, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes. It didn't start out that way, a customer kept asking one of the workers to sleep with him and offering her lots of money. She finally accepted and a
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Illusions – JC Thomson – 4 stars
“Illusion – A Deceptive Appearance or Impression”
Illusions by JC Thompson is the story of Aly and Cole. Aly is a “princess” according to her family and her nickname. She is a good girl raised by all men in the form of her father and brothers. They are all very protective of their princess. Cole and Aly’s brother met in college, became business partners, are best friends – yet Cole never met Aly.
Aly leads a double life. She appears one way to her family, yet lives
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

J.C. Thompson just totally rocked my world and this is my first book by her but it certainly won't be my last. Right from the start, this author gives us a gripping prologue that sucks you in and doesn't let go. Once I started, I could not put this book down until the last word was read and then I was ready to toss my kindle across the room.

Illusions is a sexy and intense romance that was fast, captivating, edgy, and left me with such a hangover. This book was so good and such a fresh br
Sara Oxton
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Illusions by J C Thompson is a five star read. Illusions is the first book in the club series. It's not normally a book I would go for, but I am so glad I did. It's the hottest read, Cole and Aly are such great characters, they feel real. The relationship between them all and "princess" Aly is so true, anyone who has older brothers will be able to relate. I honestly think even if you don't have older brothers you would still get it. The story keeps you gripped from start to finish. There's the d ...more
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Illusions by J.C. Thompson is about a club owner named Aly who falls in love with Cole. When they first meet at Illusions, it was just them. The next day, Aly went to breakfast with her family and meets her brother’s business partner. Cole didn’t know Aly was hos business partner’s little sister until breakfast the following morning. When Aly sees Cole at the table, she starts feeling sick and leaves. When things start happening around the club and to Aly, she tries hard not to let her brothers ...more
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Illusions is book 1 in J.C Thompson's Club Series. We have the pleasure of meeting Cole and Aly. Just a quick disclaimer this book does end in a cliffhanger. From the first chapter we enter the hidden world of the VIP rooms in club illusions. This is how Aly and Cole have their first meeting. And boy what a first meeting it was. Aly grew up with just her dad and brothers. She was the princess therefore was sheltered. She moved away from her family so she could rebel a little. Cole is a resent tr ...more
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Illusions is book one of The Club Series and is not a standalone. Beware as this does end in a cliffhanger.

Aly is our princess in a family of overprotective men. She’s so perfect and such a good girl that she decides to move away to become the person no one would believe she is. She lives a completely different life than her family knows.

Cole is a man who wants to escape his life for one night and decides to pay the club he’s heard so much about a much needed visit. It’s there he meets and pla
Reading with 2 book lovers
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Illusions by JC Thompson is a first book in the Club series. The book is set in beautiful L.A and is the story of Aly and her brothers best friend Cole.

"Who am i? Well that depends on who you ask. To some I am the "princess" I do no wrong, I follow the rules."

Aly was the only female growing up with 2 brothers and there dad, she is the family "princess", always perfect. She is sick abd tired of it so she moved to L.A where she opens the upscale nightclub Illusions with her best friend.

Cole is Aly
Gail Guerrero
Aug 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Are we ever truly us when we meet people? That is the question asked at the beginning of this book. Aly is the biggest illusionist out there. I want to think that I am me no matter who I met or who I disappoint. If people cannot accept you as you are then they don’t belong in your life. No one wants to lose family, but if what you desire and what they desire for you is in conflict then you have to choose what is healthier for you mentally, physically, emotionally and your personal growth.
Aly is
Melissa Schaub
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Illusions is the first book in The Club Series by J.C. Thompson and it is also the first book that I have read by this author, and I have to say that I am hooked!
In this book Cole is looking to blow off some steam from a rough time at work (and dealing with his ex-wife) and decides to try out the V.I.P section at a well-known night club. When he gets there he spends a passion filled night with Aly and he can’t stop thinking about her after that. The next morning he is set to have breakfast with
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