Fever, Club Inferno, Jamie K. Schmidt
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews.
Genre: Erotica, Romance,
I’m really enjoying the Club Inferno series, its a great mix of hot, spicy sex with realistic storylines. I like the way the stories include characters we’ve already met, it gives a feeling of catching up with old friends, seeing how their relationships are growing. Chase has been floating round in the back ground of the other books, and this time he’s centre stage with Colleen.
Its tough being a Domme and wanting a sub. Vanilla sex won’t cut it for Colleen, she had a fabulous relationship with her late husband, but sometimes now life is isolating, and good sex always helps ward off pangs of loneliness. Trouble is though, she was content as a sub to her husband but she’s a Domme now, and doesn’t want to share a sub, she wants a one on one sexual relationship. Dante, one of the clubs Dom’s is keen for more with her, but he doesn’t do monogamy, and he’s not putting things the right way for Colleen to want to sub for him either. Then Chase comes in from the background, wanting to rekindle their failed relationship. It turns out that they’d both jumped to conclusions, and talking could have saved them the heartbreak ten years ago – can they make it work now though? Have they learned anything from it? And most important – can Chase cope with Colleen’s sexuality and needs?
Poor Chase, he thinks he’s all that and more, and what man doesn’t have the idea he can cope with anything a lady throws at him sexually. He’s a virgin in the BDSM world though, and it soon shows when Colleen sets a scene for him and he misunderstands, and once again they don’t talk but just part on bad terms. He’s so hot headed, and yet underneath he really wants Colleen – enough to try to be what she needs if only he can work it out, and she can remember that he’s not a natural sub, and will talk back, argue, before he understands exactly what this life is about.
Its a fun read, and at times I wanted to shout at Chase – its so clear he still loves Colleen and will do anything, but if there’s a wrong path to tread he seems to find it…Then there’s Colleen, she’s still underneath bearing a bit of a grudge it seems to me, and though she’s trying to make allowances with Chase she seems to be pushing him too quickly. Of course Dante is throwing his hand in, doing what he can to keep them at loggerheads, hoping to persuade Colleen he’s what she needs, not Chase. Its great too, seeing how others we’ve met are doing, how their relationships are working out.
Stars: Five, its a fun sexy read, and follows on perfectly from earlier parts, though can be read as a standalone as its a complete story.
ARC supplied by Netgalley and author