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Book Review: The Ten Club (The King Trilogy #5) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

The Ten Club (The King Trilogy #5)
by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
January 27th 2017
260 pages
From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff…
Book #5 and the FINALE of the King Series

HE WANTS TO OWN HER. King doesn’t recall dying and he definitely doesn’t recall this feisty woman Mia who claims to be his wife. But he’s happy to make her his if she’ll be obedient and loyal. After all, a king needs a queen, and now that he’s back from the dead, this evil billionaire has big plans.

Mia Turner made painful sacrifices to save the love of her life from his cursed hell. So when he promised to love and protect her always, she believed him. But after he trades his life to save his brother, she’s left all alone with a baby and a broken heart. Until he returns. Evil, more powerful, and with absolutely no memory of her.
Can she find a way to bring back the man he once was, or will she have to send him back to hell?
Mimi Jean Pamfiloff has extended her King Trilogy to include two additional books, Mack, released last year, and her newest release The Ten Club. While I liked The Ten Club, I really wanted to love it. As a King Trilogy devotee, I was beyond excited to rediscover old favourites including the infamous King, an ancient alpha with sex appeal to spare. I was certainly entertained by this book, however, it fell short of what I’ve come to expect from this author.

The book doesn’t really focus directly on The Ten Club, a nefarious secret society of depraved billionaires who act with impunity. Rather, it’s a reload of Mia and King’s relationship should King be devoid of compassion and conscious. The Ten Club is a threat to be sure, however, this threat is never fully realized or explored. This ‘new’ King harkens back to the King he was at the beginning of the trilogy. Only he wasn’t really bad to the core then, just a man cursed and beat down by the pressures of living a half-existence. Confused yet? I think Pamfiloff was counting on it considering The Ten Club is rather rife with recap. I’ll admit I needed some reminders; however, the constant retelling disrupted the flow of the narrative. I feel The Ten Club would’ve been a superior read had it been written more in the spirit of a stand-alone since The King Trilogy has technically concluded.

Fans of The King Trilogy will enjoy the stroll down memory lane. I did. I’ve always like Mia as a main character, and she’s become even feistier with experience. I enjoy Pamfiloff’s writing. She typically does an excellent job balancing suspense, action, and romance. The finale of this book was both intriguing and satisfying. Ultimately I’m torn. For me, The Ten Club was a little like dessert; enjoyable but not entirely necessary.

Review: Mack (The King Trilogy #4)

Four Sheep

Bianca Greenwood

About the Author:
Contemporary Romance. Her books have been #1 genre sellers around the world. Both traditionally and independently published, Mimi has sold over 600,000 books since publishing her first title in 2012, and she plans to spontaneously combust once she hits the one million mark. Although she obtained her international MBA and worked for over 15 years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dream. When not screaming at her computer or hosting her very inappropriate radio show (Man Candy Show on, Mimi spends time with her two pirates in training, her loco-for-the-chili-pepper hubby, and her two rat terriers, DJ Princess Snowflake and Mini Me, in the San Francisco Bay Area. She continues to hope that her books will inspire a leather pants comeback (for men) and that she might make you laugh when you need it most. Sign up for Mimi’s mailing list for giveaways and new release news!

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