Saturday, April 26, 2014

Heat: Club Inferno

Heat: Club Inferno by Jamie K. Schmidt

This title will be auto-delivered to your Kindle on June 3, 2014.

Style and seduction collide in Jamie K. Schmidt’s Heat—sure to please fans of Fifty Shades of Grey—as the world’s best-dressed men and women shed their clothing . . . and their inhibitions.

On the run from her abusive fiancé, ER doctor Mallory Bryant arrives at her sister’s Connecticut resort desperate for a place to restore balance to her life. But Club Inferno is more than a haven for the rich and fashionable. Beneath its elegant facade is an erotic playground where dominants and submissives play out their fantasies. At first, Mallory is wary of Max Spencer, the martial arts trainer acting as her bodyguard—until he introduces her to passion so intense she wants nothing more than to surrender to his touch.

As one of Club Inferno’s most skilled doms, Max enjoys taking Mallory to the limits of pleasure. It’s a dangerous proposition, and as their sensual games draw them into a relationship beyond the boundaries of pupil and master, Max starts spiraling out of control. But when Mallory’s violent past catches up with her, Max knows what he must do: draw her closer than ever before, even if it means risking a surrender of his own.

Heat (Club Inferno, #1)Heat by Jamie K. Schmidt
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well, let's start with the negative.
This book has some BDSM in it and I say that lightly. The whole idea of the hidden BDSM club under a fashion oasis seemed odd. But I was willing to roll with it. Now, for a BDSM story line, you would expect some, but... really? There's barely any. The story seems to be more about Mallory getting over an abusive ex and Max keeping his job.

Max our "hero" here, is supposed to be a Dom. He really was awful. He's hardly dominant. There's no heat there. Yes, they want each other, but it didn't feel right for the "genre" the plot suggested. I felt the author should have done a little more research and put some more thought into this story if that's the plot they planned to use. It just didn't strike the right chords in me.

Now, the positive. This really is a sweet story. If you took out the BDSM part of it, it's good. Sure the relationship progressed way too quick. I won't spoil it, but I certainly rolled my eyes at the ending. I think before this book goes live in June, they should rethink some of this plot. Either make it more BDSM, and properly, or take it out! The book is boasting that fans of Fifty Shades of Grey will enjoy it, but they won't. This has the potential to be good, but is nowhere near FSOG.

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