Thursday 8 September 2016

Blog Tour, Review, Excerpt & Giveaway ~ Viewing Room (Society X #2) by Heidi McLaughlin & LP Dover

Are you ready for Society X? 

**STANDALONE NOVEL by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover.**

Book Description:

Viewing Room Rules:

The rules of Society X are simple . . . break them and you're out.

Rule #1 - No names
It doesn't matter if you want to know, it's forbidden.

Rule #2 - No exchanging numbers
It doesn't matter if you want to call, it's forbidden.

Rule #3 - Everything is to remain strictly anonymous.
It doesn't matter if you want to tell, it's forbidden.

Whatever your desire.

Whatever your fantasy.

The Viewing Room will make it happen.

For Kennedy Vaughn, it’s an escape.

For Hunter Miles, entering the Viewing Room means he’s been selected.

What you witness in the viewing room will have you asking for more . . .

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“You are the only one I want, but I’m going to have fun proving it.”

This was my first foray into Society X and now I need to go back and read book 1, The Dark Room. These can be read as standalones but now my curiosity is seriously piqued. This was not what I was expecting at all, from the blurb alone I was expecting some erotic sex club book about sexcapades and all that jazz, however, for me Viewing Room was more a romantic suspense with the added bonus of a little of what I expected added for good measure, so you get the best of both worlds.

“Society X is an elite club that allows you to explore your sexual fantasies, be someone you’re not anonymously and find ways to take your encounters with your partner to a whole new level.”

Hunter Miles is a twenty-five year old stripper for Society X, he was drop dead gorgeous, could dance the panties off anyone but unlike most was a lot more under the fake tan and hot dance moves. Society X was a means to an end for him and was not what he anticipated doing in years to come. He had ideals and aspirations and Society X wasn’t one of them. He had a heart of gold and a good head on his shoulders and he was totally adorable.

Kennedy Vaughn was a partner of a law firm, she was thirty-three, newly divorced and a work-a-holic. To celebrate her divorce, her work colleagues decide to take her to the renowned Society X club, to get her back on the horse so to speak and for her to plant her feelers. This was the last thing on Kennedy’s mind but to placate them, she went along for the ride. Kennedy’s life was about to change in more ways than one.

“Just thought I’d see if you’d be interested in someone younger. I’m positive I could make you feel things your ex-husband couldn’t.”

Hunter and Kennedy meet at the club and the attraction on both sides was immediate, Kennedy is hesitant to do anything about it but Hunter is a persistent devil and I am so glad he was. So we have older woman, younger man but on paper you didn’t really feel that age gap at all. Hunter was smart and mature for his age and his early relationship with Kennedy felt real and the chemistry was definitely tangible.

“The whole idea of Society X is exhilarating and sexy, but kind of dirty and creepy all at the same time. With that being said, why am I loving every second of it? I should be dating a respectable man, not a stripper.”

It seems though that their paths will cross through work too and it is this element that really brings the suspense element into play. I don’t really want to say anymore for fear of spoilers but Heidi McLaughlin and LP Dover totally took this book on a tangent I never saw coming, but none the less welcomed.

I will say that there was a LOT of drama in this book, some maybe a little OTT but at the end of the day, it is fiction. However, the crux of the story, the romance between Hunter and Kennedy was stunning. I really loved these two with a passion. Their chemistry was off the charts, the dialogue between them was fun which brought out their personalities and then when needed morphed into the serious emotional side which gave us the insight into their thoughts and feelings. Ultimately, a relationship that should never have worked was sold, to me the reader, without even trying, the characters sold it themselves.

“All that’s going to happen is me falling in love with you more.”

Now I have to go and read about the Dark Room, having read Viewing Room first and knowing what the Dark Room is, my curiosity is well and truly piqued. Seems I may be having a Society X marathon.


Tomorrow comes awfully fast and the day flies by. Maybe it’s because I’m not exactly thrilled about watching people have sex all by myself. It makes me wonder what kind of things people ask to see when they have requests. All I can say is that I feel like a creeper. 

Chris walks into my office and stops when he gets a good look at my face. “Whoa, why are you so red?” 

Glancing at the clock, I sigh. “Because in a couple of hours, I have to watch three people have sex in the viewing room.” He knows that I’m doing my own investigative work, but I never told him exactly what I’m doing until now. 

He bursts out laughing. “Are you serious? What if it’s not the guy you’re looking for?” 

I shrug. “Then I guess I’ll be watching these people have sex.” 

“This is classic. I was going to ask you to go to dinner with me, but you’ll be too busy.” 

I roll my eyes. “Ha-ha. I’d much rather be getting some dinner. I think I’m just going to stay here until it’s time to go.” 

He tries to hide his smile and fails. “Have fun with that. You’ll have to let me know how it went in the morning.” He chuckles the entire time he walks to his office and then out the front door. I’ll never be able to escape him now; he’ll make fun of me for the rest of our lives. 

Once everyone leaves, I eat the rest of my turkey sandwich I had left over from lunch while I look over my notes on Chad Bates. Jennifer never texted to tell me if he was going to be at the club or not, so I guess I’ll just have to find out when I get there. I wonder if Hunter’s ever done something like that … had sex with two girls on stage in front of an audience. That’s one of the reasons why I can never get serious about him. How can I when he does that for a living? 

My time is running out so I close up the office and head to the club. The parking lot is packed, but I slip on my necklace and get out of the car. I try to ignore the evil looks from everyone standing in line as I walk up to the door. Luckily, Jared is right inside, dressed in his tux and his dark hair perfectly coifed. 

“Good evening,” he says, taking my purse. It’s going to be hard to pin anything on Chad without physical proof. Maybe I can try to sneak in a hidden camera next time. Jared nods for me to follow him and we go through the door that leads to the sex rooms. Placing his hand on the doorknob, he smiles at me. “You ready?” 

I laugh. “I hope so.” 

We walk inside and he points to the purple, velvet couch. It’s the same place my co-workers sat when Hunter and I were on stage. “All you have to do is sit here and watch the show. If for some reason you have to leave, just press that blue button,” he says, pointing to it on the wall. “That way, I’ll know to come in and get you.” 

I nod. “Thanks. I think I got it.” 

He starts toward the door. “Enjoy the show.”

Haven’t read this series yet, Now is your chance to 
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About the Authors:

L.P. Dover

L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries. 

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols. 

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written countless novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae. 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author
International Bestselling author

You can find her here:

Heidi McLaughlin

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

When she isn't writing one of the many stories planned for release, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games

Heidi's first novel, Forever My Girl, is currently in production to be a major motion picture.

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author


COACH Mercer satchel 30 in hot pink / black / mustard (1 winner) 
Signed copy of Viewing Room (2 winners)
Signed copy of Dark Room (2 winners)
Swag pack from LP Dover (2 winners)Swag pack from Heidi McLaughlin (2 winners)

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