An awkward silence filled the air for several seconds until Olivia finally leaned over to Lucas and said, “Why don’t you tell her the story?”
Lucas seemed to be pondering the question or maybe trying to decide what he wanted to tell me. Finally, his expression turned solemn and he said, “You have to promise never to repeat what I’m going to tell you. I could get into a lot of trouble if anyone found out I told you this story. I don’t want to get jumped and beat up on my way home from a night class.”
A feeling a dread overcame me. I wasn’t sure I wanted to know anything that could get one of us beat up.
“Do you promise?” Lucas’s face was stone.
I gulped then slowly nodded.
“Ian was my roommate freshman and sophomore years. Now he lives in The Clubhouse. Evan and Aaron live in The Clubhouse, too. But they’re seniors.”
I nodded but I already had questions. The most obvious being: what is The Clubhouse?
Lucas must have been good at reading my mind because he said, “The Clubhouse is a social club. After several major lawsuits involving underage alcohol consumption and death, the university banned sororities and fraternities on campus. So a group of alumni, who had been active in the Greek system in the 70s and 80s, bought the old fraternity and sorority houses and turned them into social clubs. They function in a similar way to fraternities and sororities but are not bound by any of the rules that you would see in the Greek system at other schools. They do what they want because they are not affiliated with the school in any official capacity.”
The way Lucas talked about the social clubs made them sound ominous. Functioning outside of the rules of the school sounded lawless.
Lucas continued. “There are eight social clubs: four just for guys; three just for girls and one co-ed. I’m in one. It’s called The Geek Patrol.” I could see he was blushing a bit. “It’s just a bunch of engineers and IT guys. It’s a lot of beer and video games, many of which we design and build ourselves, but that’s not relevant to this particular story.”
His bit of nerdiness made me smile. He wasn’t a complete geek; he just had a little geekiness around the edges. I could see he was a decent guy, though. I imagined my dad was probably a lot like him when he was young.
“Anyway, the most popular guys on campus, like Evan and Aaron, all vie for spots in The Clubhouse. They all come from extremely wealthy families and most of them look liked they just stepped out of GQ. “
So far, Lucas hadn’t told me anything that made Aaron less appealing. Then he dropped the bombshell. “One night, during our sophomore year, Ian came home totally smashed. He was rambling incoherently for the most part but then he got serious and told me some stuff about The Clubhouse that he had heard as part of his initiation rituals. Because the guys are all from families that belong to exclusive and private golf clubs, they call their society The Clubhouse and everything about it is related to golf.”
I thought back to the matching polo shirts that Evan and Aaron were wearing with the golf club insignias.
“Apparently, when the guys are seniors they have a tournament. The first ‘round’ is in fall semester and the second ‘round’ is in the spring. Every week of the term is a ‘hole’ and the 16 week term plus orientation week and exam week make up a complete round. In the spring, the extra weeks are Spring Break and final exam week. Each of the 16 seniors puts $5000 into a pot at the beginning of senior year. By the end of senior year, the guy with the most points wins a brand new $80,000 luxury car, which they buy with the winnings.”
At this point in the story, Lucas met my eyes and his expression turned even grimmer. “Do you want to know how they accumulate points to win?”
I gulped. I wasn’t sure I wanted to know but I nodded anyway.
“They get points for every freshman girl they have sex with.”
I could feel my face drop and my stomach tightened. It was suddenly clear why Evan and Aaron had been so nice to me.
Lucas continued. “They get more points when they have sex at The Clubhouse, where they make the girls sign in as guests. They even time stamp it. Ian told me they have scores for a variety of things, like being with two girls at once, which they call a double birdie. Or if they can get a girl to have sex with them in less than an hour, it’s a hole in one. They score the most points, though, if they are able to get a girl’s V-Card.”
THIS ROMANCE BOXED SET includes the COMPLETE MATCHPLAY SERIES (THREE FULL LENGTH NOVELS).
MATCHPLAY (Book One of the Series)
A Girl, a Guy, a Tournament and a Challenge
The Girl: At a time when most girls obsess about homecoming and high school prom, Rainy Dey spent her senior year caring for her dying mother. So when her father drops her off at college to start her freshman year, his words of advice to his bookish daughter are to start acting like a young person and finally have some fun.
The Guy: College senior, Aaron Donovan, aka Mr. Hot-and-Knows-It, is President of The Clubhouse, a social club for the college’s most wealthy and popular guys. Aaron can have any girl on campus except the one who challenges and excites him the most–Rainy Dey.
The Tournament: Every year, the senior members of The Clubhouse engage in a golf-inspired tournament to see who can sleep with the most freshman girls. When Rainy finds out about The Tournament, she believes Aaron’s only interest in her is to score points by taking her V-Card.
The Challenge: Can Aaron convince Rainy that his feelings for her are true and that she won’t be just another notch on his tournament scorecard?
FAIR PLAY (Book Two of the Series)
The Good-Girl, the Bad-Girl and the Boy They Both Want…FAIR PLAY begins where the New Adult romance MATCHPLAY left off.
Bad girls need love, too…
Keira Whitley is used to getting what she wants and what she wants is the sexy-and-smart, Aaron Donovan. They’re both from extremely wealthy and prominent families and their parents have talked about getting the two of them together since they were kids.
The only problem is that Aaron recently got engaged to the girl of his dreams, Rainy Dey.
But Keira knows she and Aaron are supposed to be together and she’s not about to let a little thing like Aaron’s declaration of true love for Rainy get in her way.
But is all really fair in love and war?
FINAL PLAY (Book Three of the Series)
A Guy, a Girl and the Deviled Egg they both want…
Straight-laced newbie engineer Lucas Young wasn’t looking for love when he attended his friend, Rainy Dey’s wedding reception. But what he did want was one of the delicious looking deviled eggs that were prominently displayed on the hors d’oeuvres table.
Unfortunately, the delectable treat was practically stolen out of his hand by…
Ella Warner, groomsman Evan Warner’s “crazy” younger sister and the black sheep of their well-to-do family. Ella does everything on her own terms, including snatching a yummy deviled egg from Lucas’s rather hungry clutches.
But it’s going to take a lot more than the perfect deviled egg to keep this completely mismatched couple from going completely off the rails as they negotiate an increasingly complicated relationship.
Opposites may attract but can they actually find true love with each other?
This NEW ADULT ROMANCE SERIES contains language and content indented for adult readers (18+).
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Genre – New Adult Romance
Rating – R