The term “erotic romance” perfectly encapsulates what it contains-a blend of compelling story with very sensual, hot sex scenes. As engaging as the story is in LONGING, the second installment in Jamie K. Schmidt’s Club Inferno series, I have to admit that I couldn’t wait to get to the sex scenes, especially when the heroine, Anya Litton, says things like this when talking about her boyfriend, Clint Reyes, a Dom and a stripper:
“Let’s see…I could give up amazing sex with a hot Dominant stripper sex god who worships me and wants me in his life for a rich Italian count who dumped me because his mommy told him to. Decisions, decisions. Money doesn’t mean sh*t. I’m staying with Clint.”
Anya is an actress and aspiring fashion designer who’s always been attracted to Clint when she sees him every day during her morning swims. When they finally do come together, I found to be the BDSM scenes unique and nothing I’d ever encountered in other BDSM stories: phone sex and Clint’s fetish-capturing others on video having sex. These scenes are what made LONGING a sizzling read for me, and quotes like this from Clint to Anya, ever the Dom:
“This is the start of something between us. I’m not your booty call. I’m not your shield against your ex. I’m your damned boyfriend for real. You and me. No others. Hard limit.”
I never read the first book in the series, HEAT, and it was difficult for me at times to follow along not knowing the other backstories, but Anya’s story in LONGING more than made up for that lack of knowledge, along with the spicy sex scenes between her and Clint that do not disappoint.
LONGING (CLUB INFERNO #2) by Jamie K. Schmidt/Loveswept/September 2