Club Inferno # 2
By: Jamie K. Schmidt
Releasing September 2nd, 2014
Desire never goes out of style, as Jamie K. Schmidt proves in the sizzling continuation of her Club Inferno series—perfect for readers of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You.
Reeling from a disastrous love affair, model and budding fashion designer Anya Litton needs a temporary refuge, a place to lick her wounds and plan her next career move. At Club Inferno, where seductively chic men and women indulge their most intimate fantasies, she can mix business with unimaginable pleasure. Anya quickly connects with club Dom Clint Reyes, who unleashes Anya’s deepest longings over nights of burning passion.
Clint is a master at taking submissives to the heights of pleasure in Club Inferno’s opulent private dungeons. But it’s Anya who has Clint begging for more when the woman of his dreams becomes his eager partner in exploring the limits of desire. As their relationship ignites into an erotic contest of wills—and a jealous rival plots against them both—Clint prepares to fight for a future with Anya. In this complicated dance, the wrong move could end it all . . . and taking control means total surrender.
Longing is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via Netgalley for the Blog Tour *
~~ 4 Stars ~~
Longing is book 2 in Jamie Schmidt’s Club Inferno series and the second book by her that I have read. I am finding this series truly enjoyable. I like Jamie’s writing style and her story telling. She creates interesting story lines that will keep you turning the page all the way to the end. This series is an easy, fun and sexy series to read. It is classified as erotica, but I would have to say that to me it is pretty tame when it comes to the erotica part. Yes there is sex scenes..I mean really it’s based in a sex club, but the scenes aren’t described like I would think they should be in an erotic tale. This is definitely not a negative for me, but I am just putting it out there so people don’t go into this book or series expecting something that I don’t think they are going to get. I have seen some reviews state that there was too much sex and that this book is even hotter then book 1 ( Heat ). I failed to see that. Yes this book had it’s sexy scenes but the couple didn’t actually have sex for the first time until around the 70% mark, plus when a book is labeled erotic…really is there ever such a thing as too much sex?? Not in my book. 🙂
In this book we meet Anya and Clint. We were introduced to them in Heat (Book 1), but got more of their story in this book. One thing that I thought was missing in this book was the backstory of Clint. Also I thought Anya’s backstory could’ve been expanded on. This book made Anya’s body type a big issue for her and I would’ve liked to know more about the reason why. We do find out, but I just felt that there should’ve been more there. I liked Anya and Clint together….I think they brought out the best in each other. I only wish that their feelings would’ve been developed a little better…things just seemed to move quickly but also awkwardly. I mean one minute they are hooking up, the next they’re mad at each other and then boom they are a couple. It just didn’t seem natural to me. Once they were together…I thought things moved along nicely. I also loved that this couple actually talked to each other. There were two characters that were trying their darnedest to break them apart, but Clint and Anya weren’t having it and pretty much called them on their crap right away. That was quite refreshing to see.
I liked that we got to see more of Colleen in this book. We got to see her friendship with Anya, which was nice. I would’ve liked to see more of Max and Mallory and what they are up to now, but we did get little tid bits about them. I am hoping that the next book will be about Colleen and Chase….I think there is an interesting story there!!!!
I would recommend this book/series to anyone looking for a fun, easy and sexy read. If you are worried about reading this book because of the Dom/sub theme, don’t worry this book won’t push your boundaries. There are some scenes that are described by others in the book, but nothing that will push anyone’s limits. I am not a huge BDSM fan and I would say that, that doesn’t even really factor into this book.
Jamie K. Schmidt has published more than thirty short stories in small-press journals and e-zines. She’s an active member in the Romance Writers of America. When not writing, she relaxes with a mug of hot tea and knits or makes beaded jewelry. She sells her handcrafted items at Connecticut’s historic Dudley Farm during the summer.