Series: Club Inferno #2
Published by Loveswept Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Humorous, Romance
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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.
I am sometimes on the fence about books with BDSM, I generally like the mild to moderate, and only like the whole hardcore picture when it is really well written and more character driven then just focused on the sex. I would say this falls probably into the moderate category. I think what made me mostly interested in this book was that there was that there was a line in the synopsis about there being rivals in the mix, and I love when a good ex pops up and makes trouble.
So Anya and Clint are the main characters in this story and the thing I don’t like the most about them is the same thing in both their cases. I really, sincerely have issues with people who are that self-conscious about things. I mean it wasn’t too over the top or anything, but both of them having self-conscious issues just didn’t work for me. And while I don’t mind a plus size woman in a romance book (truth be told I don’t mind any type of woman or man in a romance book) it bothers me when the main character talks about it or thinks about it all the time. But then again it’s a pretty authentic representation for I’m sure a lot of people, it just isn’t my total cup of tea.
That being said I really liked the chemistry between the between Anya and Clint, they seriously had some great steamy sessions with each other. I loved their game of truth or dare, and how Clint recognizes that truth is way more dangerous than dare is. They have a great scene together during one of Clint’s stripping classes, and I also really loved how Clint is a skilled videographer and how he uses those particular talents in the book.
I know this book is the second in a series, and I haven’t read the first book in the series yet, so I will admit that in the beginning there were a lot of characters to learn in a short amount of time, but I wasn’t confused and I caught on pretty quick to the whose who. I really liked Colleen, and Tee, easily my favorite two secondary characters. The ex storyline was kind of interesting, although he was more like an annoying bug you just want to swat at, but the whole rival thing with Anya and Rita was much more compelling to me, women really can be catty and horrible, and I totally know people in real life like Rita.
Overall this was a pretty quick read, the story went pretty quick and the pacing was enjoyable. I liked the romance and the character (not the name dropping designers as much, but that seemed to be more in the beginning). All in all if you like a little bit of light BDSM in your romances then this might be a book you should check out.