It’s revenge—sweet and hot—in the first book of this sexy and wickedly funny series by international bestselling author Tara Brown.
For the young, rich, and beautiful, summertime in the Hamptons means one thing: Fling Club. Only this time, Cherry Kennedy won’t be selecting a boy for a fleeting romance. Nope, this season, Cherry is out for revenge. Her target? The Fling...more
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Every year Cherry spends her summer in the Hamptons and every year her summer revolves around the “Fling Club”. The point of the club is that its female members get to choose a guy for a fleeting romance each summer who will then accompany them to functions and other events of their choice. This year is supposed to be Cherry’s last summer in the club but instead of just finding a guy for ...more
"She made my world brighter, and I clearly made hers more real."
I don't usually read reviews before starting a new book, but since this was going to be my first experience with Tara Brown, I decided to read them. There were not what I was expecting, they made me feel unsure whether to read the book or not, but at the end, I decided to give it a try... and OH BOY, it was so GOOD! The perfect mix of funny, sweet, and hawt—with just the right amount of angst to keep me glued to my kindle. I en ...more
Unfortunately, it was a case of this book wasn't for me. The tag line spelled it out for me... revenge—sweet and hot—in the first book of this sexy and wickedly funny series. I was hoping for a hit out of the park. But for me, it didn't really read that way. The revenge part was definitely there...and well deserved. Not so much sweet. Hot... maybe to some. There was just a lot of over the top drama, slut shaming and ...more
Ashley needs money to help out his family and is desperate for a summer job. When he responds to a post looking for someone who can turn their back on their moral values in a quest fo ...more
I’m not really comfortable writing reviews like this one. But since reviews need to reflect honesty, I’m keeping this short to stop myself from ranting. There were so many things that I tried to look aside, but it did not work.
The first few chapters were full of hate that I actually felt stressed reading it. STRESSED. No one should be allowed to feel that when people read for leisure.
The synopsis really intrigued me. The story itself was a slow ...more
FLING CLUB was funny, sweet, smart, socially evil and a truly great read. Brown tied in the real life expectations of being young, in college and navigating friendships, the "it" crowd, love and above all else being 'you.'
Amid all the realness of the book, Brown did a fantastic job of making the story swoon worthy, a little angsty and heartfelt. Cherry's character was one that almost every single young woman could relate to on their way to ...more
It's a testament of a good book when you're into 55% of it and you message the author to say it's the best thing she's ever written.
I've been a huge fan of Tara for years now and we became friends here on Goodreads many years ago. But despite all that I've never been one to sugarcoat my feelings for a book.
The Fling Club is different from any book I've read. It has a lot of elements I love in books, but the plotline is refreshing and different. ...more
Yet, as much as I liked the humor, it was the ch ...more
I'll add now I've always enjoyed this authors work and was looking forward to a new book from her but this just wasn't for me in the subject matter, it is New Adult and I can't fault the writing, I just couldn't relate.
Fling Club is a New Adult read very much in the tone of Mean Girls meets one of those ridiculously wealthy ...more
To be honest, I based my decision on reading this book just because of the cover at first because seriously,have you seen it? It's fun,gorgeous and simply amazing. But then, I read the blurb, and was intrigued by it.
And you know what? I loved it. It had a little bit of everything, from Mean Girls type of drama, to the most romantic and touching moments, and in between sexy banter and funny scenes. There were little twists and a few big twists in the stor ...more
But to make it even more ridiculous? This ‘Fling Club’. This secret club (THEY LITERALLY BURN A PRINTOUT OF THE RULES SO NOBODY FINDS OUT - which is, incidentally, the only time this book made me laugh because I can legit remember doing this in primary school whenever my friendship group decided to make an uber cool ...more
I’m going to be honest…I can’t remember why I thought I would enjoy this one!
This is so not my typical read. I think I must have read a review of it somewhere and I was captivated by the reviewers enthusiasm (which is great) but I didn’t really account for the fact that this type of read generally never works for me.
Sadly, Fling Club just didn’t deliver at all for me though this was definitely a case of “it’s not you, it’s me”. I couldn’t even make it to 10% which is my usual cut off po ...more
This book is packed with drama, and it stars in the opening pages.
I enjoyed this story. There weren't many twists and turns but it reminded me a lot of Mean Girls, and Cait made the perfect Regina George.
Cherry and her girlfriends have been leading the "Fling Club" since they were teenagers. Every summer they'd all head out to the Hamptons with their families, and for a few months, the girls ruled the world—and the boys.
Then Cherry ...more
I must express for younger readers that there are some sex scenes, so if you are not ready for these, maybe keep ...more
Imagine the Upper East Side, the Hamptons and the spoiled rich kids of those parts.
Fling Club is created by the young ladies in order to pick their dates for the social events of the summers in Hamptons. It’s much crueler than it sounds, trust me.
When the Queen Bee steals someone else’s boyfriend and that someone’s starts plotting revenge, you’ll get your drama.
It was an interesting read, totally different that what i would normally prefer, but it was a nice ...more
Stayed up until 3 AM reading this and couldn't put it down!
As always I can't wait to read more from Tara Brown and more in this series! I'm super curious to know who book 2 will be about!
The story is fascinating and took turns I could've never imagined! Cherry and Ashley are so much more than they appear to be and I loved the sort of reverse Pygmalion theme! Give me a hot intelligent guy any day! Plus the chemistry they had was off the charts!
I loved everything, except for the way some ...more
Cherry has lived the luxurious life, huge houses, old money and summers in the Hamptons. One person she didn’t ever think she’d meet was Ashley. The nerdy guy from MIT. There’s a plan for revenge, and they're all in the mix.
I always try to write my reviews with little spoilers as possible. I think what I liked most about this story. Is that Cherry grew as a character. She goes from this Rich girl, who d ...more
Five stars and here's why:
FLING CLUB is BRILLIANT. No joke. I laughed. I cried. I even dropped my phone/kindle app several times from laughing so hard some more. Tara Brown delivers an entertaining and original modern-day "Cruel Intentions" love story. Seriously.
I love the premise. One rich girl. One poor guy. And a major payback scheme of epic proportions. What could possibly go ...more
Let me just say, this book was exactly what I was in the mood for when I picked it up. Initially, I thought Fling Club was going to be a cheesy, romantic mess, and to be honest, I was here for it, but it actually ended up being way more than that. The book starts off with Cherry Kennedy discovering her boyfriend cheating on her with her now ex-best friend, and with a little coercion from her siblings, a revenge plot begins to take shape. Enter Ashley Jardine, gorgeous MIT scholarship studen ...more
The women in this book were so shallow. They created a club where they pick their dates that'll accompany them to all the elite social events. The rules for this club called, Fling Club, is crazy. I guess rich people just needs more ways to keep themselves entertained. The only character I really liked is Ashley. He was the only saving factor in this book.
Oh wow, this is like a college sorority on crack! It takes mean girls to a whole new level! Cait is the queen bee, founder of Fling Club and the biggest witch of them all.
What is Fling Club you ask? Well, it’s an exclusive club that Cait runs and it’s THE club to be in if you want any social life while in the Hamptons.
The Rules? Well, that’s a secret. *wink*. But only those with personal invites can join and attend all the major part ...more
*ARC received through Netgalley for an honest review *
This is the first book I read by Tara Brown and it surely won't be the last. I was attracted to this story because I like plots where we see the fake lives of the élite, and this reminded me a bit of some TVshows I like such as Gossip Girl for example, and it isn't a bad thing for me. Moreover, I'm able to connect with the story more even if sometimes these types of novels offer weird plots (well, rich people can be super ridiculous sometimes).
The story of "Fling Club" wasn't too wei ...more
Fling Club, by Tara Brown, is described in the summary as “sexy and wickedly funny,” but it wasn’t for me. In fact, as I type this, I’m having trouble remembering laughing at all. Sexy is in the eye of the beholder but it wasn’t that for me either.
Cherry walks in on her boyfriend and her ‘fling club’ arch nemesis Cait having sex. She decides to use the club to get revenge a ...more
Needless to say, mine saved me. After it got me into trouble first, that is. That's the problem with a vivid imagination, all the lies you tell.
According to my age, I am meant to be a responsible adult, but it isn't going well at all. I would still head off to ...more