Fling Club

Fling Club

by Tara Brown

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ISBN-13: 9781503903852
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Series: Serendipity Series , #1
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 894,748
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

The international bestselling author of Roommates and the Puck Buddies series, Tara Brown writes in a variety of genres. In addition to her comedic Single Lady Spy series, she has also published popular contemporary and paranormal romances, science fiction, thrillers, and romantic comedies. She especially enjoys writing dark and moody tales, often focusing on strong female characters who are more inclined to vanquish evil than perpetrate it. She shares her home with her husband, two daughters, two cats, an Irish wolfhound, and a Maremma Sheepdog. Find out more about Tara by visiting www.TaraBrownAuthor.com.

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Fling Club 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
4.5/5 Fling Club by Tara Brown Let me just say, this book way 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 sibling, a revenge plot begins to take shape. Enter Ashley Jardine, gorgeous MIT scholarship student with flexible morals who is in need of some money for the rest of his schooling. As the revenge plot ensues the chemistry between Cherry and Ashley grows and electrifies. What I Liked: + The chemistry between Cherry and Ashley is palpable and only intensifies as the slow burn heats up. There were a lot of adorable moments that I couldn’t get enough of, and then there were a few moments where I felt like flinging my Kindle across the room and yelling “TALK TO EACH OTHER YOU IDIOTS” + There were more plot twists and turns than usually expected when reading a romance book. The plot kept building way past what I was expecting upon starting this book. + I truly enjoyed Cherry’s little sister, Ella, as a character. She’s very much a badass, who doesn’t take anyone’s crap. What I Did Not Like: - The “rich that hate on the rich” cliché that made an appearance here. I get that it’s a central pillar of the plot, but I just think the brother’s waxing on and on lays it on a bit think for my tastes. - Cherry at some points is just the most weak-willed, spineless character I have ever met. I get that she has to start somewhere for character development to take place, but honestly, I don’t think she stands up for herself the entire book, and that just frustrates me to my limit. - Certain character’s snobbery and intolerance drove me nuts to even have to read about. Recap: In the end I really did enjoy this book and I do recommend it to anyone who is looking for a romance novel with a little bit more plot than just raw sexual attraction. The sex scenes are intense, yet tasteful and not too much. The characters (for the most part) are well written and relatable. And as for me, I was hooked on the Cherry/Ashley ship from the very beginning. This book is exactly what I was looking for in when I picked it up, and I will definitely be reading the next book in the Serendipity series when it comes out October 23rd.
Brigittehf 6 months ago
I have mix feelings about this novel. Set in the Hamptons, it's a twisted plot where rich girls spend their summers in the Fling Club. A club where the girls rule! The founder expects everyone to abide by her rules. Breaking the rules would alleniate the members from the elite community. That is until the truth finally comes out and revenge is heavily on the menu for this Sumner. Cherry is one of the elites who attends a good school and couldn't be happier, now that she has met her "perfect" guy. He apparently ticks all her boxes until she catches him with his pants down. Literally! Ashley is a nerdy MIT student on a scholarship which doesn't fully cover his final year. His father's health is putting pressure on his school funds. He is conscientious and willing to work for the summer to help his parents and fund his own studies. The job that tempts him isn't what he expected. At all! Cherry is out to the get revenge on her cheating ex. Her brother, Andy and sister Ella are only too willing to give a helping hand. They are looking for someone they can groom to tempt the one who slept with her boyfriend. Ashley applies for the job and succeeds in being accepted. How hard can it be? Getting a taste of life amongst the rich can't be that bad! They come up with a fairly straightforward plan and in the process of getting acquainted, Ashley finds that there is more to Cherry than being a spoilt rich girl. She starts to see through her rose coloured glasses and realises that she leads a superficial life. She goes along with the crowd to fit in! Her best friend Cait has been manipulating her for the past six years and she now realises how deep the betrayal goes. This story is all about image and conforming to the life of the elites. Happiness doesn't matter. So called friends betray each other, but they are all victims of someone's vile revenge plot which goes much too far. Bitterness and hatred are at the forefront. When Cherry realises what's really been going on, she is devastated and more intent on seeing through her own revenge plan. The thing is that it backfires and she ends up with a heartbreak. Can she get her revenge and reclaim her happiness at the same time? Ashley proves to be a worthy main character in all the positive ways until he falls prey to the evil witch. Even then, he does the right thing at his own expense. Cherry is a new person and now knows what true love means. She plays the part of the victim well until enough is enough. This novel is a little lengthy in places. The romance is fairly convincing. The message behind this story is a valuable one. Hate and revenge can be self destructive. I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.
B2BKristina 7 months ago
It has been awhile since I've read Tara Brown, and this is my first non paranormal book I've read by her. I just have to say, why did it take me so long to read one of her other books? (Okay, my TBR is really long...but still...) I absolutely loved this book! It's sort of Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge meets Riverdale....meets Mean girls...I love all of those of course. It's definitely a different world than I'm used to and good God, how I hated Cait. She was an evil yatch (you know b-iatch) and I actually had not thought things would go down the way they did in the end. I was sort of waiting for Cait to be like "A" and just keep on keepin on. Cherry was so...lost. She was like this sad little sheep that was being herded into a certain place. Things were supposed to be a certain way and she kind of just accepted that and didn't question things. Then Ashley comes along...one quick thing...Ashley for a dudes name drove me crazy and I wanted to call him Ash every time his name was said. Anyways, Ashley comes along and challenges Cherry and for the first time those rose colored glasses are gone. Things are much clearer for her and her perspective on everything, herself included, changed. For the better. There is so much messed up sh-tuff that goes on in this book, but I love the way things were resolved. We get to see Miss Cherry blossom (ha) but really, she grows quite a lot and I love that Ashley saw Cherry for who she really is, or was struggling to become around all the fakers. To just be herself and not a plastic, conformer of all those fake stuck up d-bags. Not all were d-bags, Cherry's dad and sister Ella, loved them and I loved Rachel and her family as well. Ms. Brown did an excellent job writing her characters and making me love some and hate others...okay just Cait I hated, but we're meant to and it's done perfectly. So glad I tried one of her other genres, and can't wait to pick up some more books by her. Hoping to read more about these characters. Wouldn't mind reading about their future selves! Great summer read, lots of drama, endless intrigue and some really hot scenes as well! #B2BKRISTINA
Anonymous 7 months ago
I wanted to like this book a lot more but unfortunately I just found too many of the characters unlikable. It's hard to connect with a story when you really dislike one of the main characters but I just couldn't make myself like Cherry enough to get emotionally invested in this story. I liked Ashley enough to want him to stay away from these amoral, soulless characters and find love somewhere else. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
UpAllNightBB 8 months ago
3 Stars Review by Amy W. Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog Fling Club by Tara Brown is a revenge plot turned love story. Cherry spends her summers in the Hamptons enjoying the benefits of Fling Club. This year romance is not in the air. Cherry is set on getting her revenge on the Fling Club founder who cheated on her with her ex. Enter Ashley. He needs the money that Cherry is offering, making him perfect for her revenge plan. Living the high life is a bonus. Everything seems to be falling into place, until attraction threatens to derail Cherry's hard work. From the blurb this had promise to be a fun, witty love story a la the eighties movie Can't Buy Me Love but with revenge added in. While reading however it was quick to see that this was the same story that I've read many times. The characters were not as engaging to me as I thought they would be and the laughs were few. This isn't a bad read, but it's not great. It's just okay. If you have the time and it sounds good to you, I would definitely give it a go.
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks 8 months ago
Tara Brown introduces readers to an exclusive club in the Hamptons where women hold all the power. One woman in particular holds too much power and steps over the line when she sleeps with Cherry's boyfriend. Cherry is rallied by her unconventional siblings to take revenge and a crazy plot is hatched that could end Cait's tyranny once and for all. If the Fling Club is dismantled in the process then all the better! Fling Club is one wild story! I don't usually gravitate toward stories with mean girls or obnoxious elitist antagonists, but I was really curious to see how the romance would play out. It was better than I expected and I loved how fiery and adorable Ashley and Cherry are together. Their differences are profound, but the biggest issues were Cherry's insecurities and disconnect from everyday life. Even as the story dives into the world of the extremely rich and privileged, there's a surprising depth to the characters. The deeper into the revenge plot the more is revealed about Cherry and the club that defined her Hampton summers. Her fake friends become true friends as they unite against a common enemy and drop pretenses. I'm eager to see how the Serendipity series continues because the intro to this series is pretty epic already. It definitely fits into the New Adult genre, so if you love that then it's perfect for you. Fling Club is a fun, intriguing summer read that you won't be able to put down once you dive in! *ARC provided in consideration for review*
carvanz 8 months ago
After finding her best friend in bed with her boyfriend, Cheery sets out to plot the perfect revenge. For years this particular friend has ruled the Hamptons as well as the group of girls in the Fling Club. But with the help of her siblings, Cheery sets out to bring her down not realizing how deep the betrayals run. 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 for vengeance, he replies and opens the door for a summer unlike any he ever expected. Cheery was a complicated character, trying to find herself and who she really was after years of living up to her friend’s social standards. She was a hot mess and there were times I wanted to smack her on the head to snap her out of her second guessing. There was a lot of back and forth with what she wanted and thought and sometimes it was a bit repetitive. Ultimately, I did like her and loved that she found the strength within to take the steps needed to end the abuse in a manner I never predicted when starting this book. As for Ashley, a nerdy hero who didn't quite fulfill all my nerdy requirements - it was more on paper than in real actions - was definitely the light in the story. A bit judgmental at times, with reason, he was also quick to admit to his shortcomings and looked beyond the surface at what lay beneath Cheery’s fake smiles. He brought a touch of humor to the story that was desperately needed at times. And his own strength in the face of adversity endeared him to me even more so than his personality. This is a relatively fast paced read but I still found myself skimming some when thoughts were repeated. Cheery’s siblings were freaking awesome but I couldn’t find myself trusting any of the other secondary characters in her circle of acquaintances and that became a bit tiring. However, Ashley stole the spotlight here and along with him the steam level increased. While I am not a fan of the “mean girls” storyline, I was curious to see how everything would play out in the end and I was satisfied by the ending. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book provided by NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Mgrabeel 8 months ago
Cheryl "Cherry" Kennedy is left devastated after finding her boyfriend with another woman. The other woman is supposed to be her lifelong friend, the same friend who is the head of the fling club. Cherry wants revenge in the worst way. Ashley Jardine needs to find a summer job to pay for his final year of MIT and to ease the burden on his parents. He never imagined what he was getting himself into by accepting the offer of the beautiful redhead. This story is a web of emotions and deceit from the get-go. With a list miles long, the plan is set into motion immediately and requires all hands-on-deck. I liked the hero in the story and how he was able to stay grounded among the rich and elitist. His identity is never lost though he's playing a part. I liked the heroine's ability to find her way out of the mess created by years of habits and upbringing. This is a new author for me. I would be interested in seeing stories about some of the minor characters mentioned in the book.
Boundlessbookreviews 8 months ago
Fling Club is an enjoyable read. While revenge can be fun, It’s not all it’s cracked up to be. 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 doesn’t stand up for herself. To a girl who knows exactly what she wants. Even though, the basis of the story is revenge. I find that all of them found themselves in the process. I’ve read Tara Brown before, and I loved what I had read. She has a way of building a story that you're able to lose yourself in it. The only reason this didn’t get a five, is that I didn’t emotionally connect with the characters. But there was never a moment that I wanted to stop reading. Overall, I give this Four Boundless Stars.
TerryL56 8 months ago
Cherry comes from a rich family and spends her summers in the Hamptions. Every summer she is a part of the Fling Club, but this summer she has a boyfriend and is scared to tell Cait (the Fling Club founder) that she doesn't want to partake ... that is until she finds Cait in bed with her boyfriend. Now she ... along with her brother who was Cait's boyfriend in high school ... hatch a plot to pay a guy to be Cait's fling this summer and then dump her. Ashley, a MIT nerd, picks up Cherry's flyer and decides to apply for the job. But the plan goes haywire when Cherry and Ashley can't fight the electricity between them any longer. Unfortunately it was a struggle for me to finish this book because I found it very predictable and I just couldn't connect with the characters. The writing was good, just not the style I like. In my opinion the writer should take out the sex scenes and gear it towards the teens age group ... and I'm sure a young teen would thoroughly enjoy this book. I received an ARC courtesy of Skyscape through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.