Genre – Contemporary Romance
Series – First in a yet to be completed series
Main Characters – Evelyn and Mateo. She is the rich girl who suffers due to her father and extended family. He is a man who also suffers at the hands of his father in order to keep his family together and their traditions in tact
Recommend this book to a friend? – ABSOLUTELY!
Read more by this author? – I hope there are many more books in this series
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, 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.
I enjoyed this book very much! Here are two people from very different worlds, yet their circumstances are not that much different. Evie has no family left and must learn to stand on her own after growing up with privilege and money. While she is almost broken at the beginning of the book we see her come out of her shell and protect those around her. Mateo grew up in poverty and struggled, but from the first page we saw that he was a protector and leader for everyone surrounding him. He had seen such violence as a young man, but you felt from the beginning how sweet and careful he was with Evie.
The writing was superb and I felt their challenges and fell in love with not only the main characters but the surrounding cast of friends and family. I cannot wait to read about Sofia and Killean or Nicole and Ant along with a few others.
This is a WONDERFUL first book of this series. I hope there are many more stories to come from Ms. Robson.
Copy received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author, Jamie K. Schmidt is a hybrid author who has over thirty short stories published in small press and ezines, and a variety of novellas and books online. Her Club Inferno series from Random House has been in Amazon’s top 100 ebooks sold and Barnes and Noble’s top 10. She has a dragon paranormal romance series at Entangled Publishing. Book one of the Emerging Queens series is The Queen’s Wings.
Jamie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz in Secondary Education English, which is a fancy way of saying she went to college to teach high school English. When that didn’t pan out, she worked as a call center manager, a Tupperware consultant, a paralegal, and finally a technical writer for a major conglomerate company. She is an active member in the Romance Writers of America (RWA). When not writing, Jamie relaxes with a mug of hot tea and knits or makes beaded jewelry.