Deep in the shadows of her exclusive fashion resort, Couture, Colleen Bryant presides over a much more intimate world: Club Inferno. The successful businesswoman and sex instructor has built an empire that caters to the BDSM elite, but now she finds herself longing for something a bit more ordinary: a man to love. She’s not sure how to find someone who will accept what she does for a living—or the kinks that drive her wild—until her old flame, ex-pro football player Chase Fairwood, comes back in her life.
There’s no woman as hot, sexy, or exciting as Colleen—and Chase knows it. He also knows he’s man enough to play her games, and to give as good as he gets. His return to Club Inferno reignites Colleen’s scorching demands, along with a new determination to test his resolve. Soon he’s competing against a rival Dom to brand Colleen as his own. But Chase has a secret weapon: the burning desire to offer his body—and his heart—in sweet surrender.
Release date March 17, 2015
Club Inferno #3
Jamie K. Schmidt is a new-to-me author. I was lucky enough to get a review copy thanks to the publisher through NetGalley. This is the first book by Jamie K. Schmidt I've read and while it is the 3rd book in the series, I was easily able to keep up with the characters.
Colleen Bryant is such a strong character. She is also a Domme and loves everything about her kinky lifestyle. She has only ever been a sub to her husband Alfie, but after his death she never wanted to give up control again. While her business life is only heading up her personal life is pretty much non-existent, until her ex-boyfriend Chase Fairwood arrives back in her life.
I loved the chemistry between Colleen and Chase from the very beginning. “They could set the drapes on fire. Right now, if she straddled his lap, they’d break the chair with their enthusiasm. It had always been like that. Hot, intense, deeply satisfying.” Kindle loc 180 Even knowing Chase can’t handle everything about her life, Colleen still wants him with every fiber of her being. Chase knows he screwed up when he lost Colleen and he is now willing to do anything to be with her again. Even agreeing to Colleen’s rules
I knew Chase would have issues with Colleen’s world, yet loved he was willing to do whatever it took to be with her. I loved how she showed him how strong the D/s relationship could be with open and honest communication. As they are both such strong and volatile people, I knew it would take much give and take from them both to make the relationship work long-term.
I loved when Colleen finally told Chase about her relationship with Alfie. I honestly felt like it helped them to connect better as a couple since Colleen was willing to share such a special and wonderful part of her life with Chase. I also felt like it helped Chase to understand her choices a bit more.
However, Chase is still Chase and his control over his temper isn’t as good as it should be and he tends to jump to conclusions way too often. I’ll honestly say that while I wanted Colleen and Chase to end up together, I wondered if he was really committed enough to the lifestyle to make it work. Chase did end up being much stronger in the end than I had given him credit for and I ended up really liking his character.
I really enjoyed Fever very much. So much so that I’ve already bought the first 2 books in the series to read. I usually don’t read books in a series out of order, but found with the Club Inferno series each book can be read as a stand alone.
***Review originally posted on Romance at Random on March 12, 2015***
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