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REVIEW: Heat by Jamie Schmidt

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 is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Praise for Heat
 
“Club Inferno is deliciously sexy, and Max is a Dom to love. A nonstop ride of sexual exploration and emotional healing,Heat will keep you entertained.”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of Bared

“With Jamie K. Schmidt you get to have it all, diamonds and champagne, and rope and leather. Heroines and readers alike will find every erotic wish and every heart’s desire come true at Club Inferno.”—Award-winning author Cecilia Tan

“Jamie K. Schmidt’s Heat burns with its red-hot sex scenes and thrills with a passionate and wonderfully tender love story. Enter the world of Club Inferno and be very, very satisfied!”—Laura Moore, author of Once Tasted

“If you like your books super hot and sexy, you need to read this.”—Crazy Four Books
 
“One of the reasons I enjoyed this (aside from the smoking hot sexy scenes) is the hilarious fun banter and internal dialogue.”—Fab, Fun & Tantalizing Reads
 
“Max is just a diamond. He is beyond sweet and understanding. He has a heart that women would love. I think I might have even fallen a little in love with him.”—Books-n-Kisses
 
“I’d definitely recommend it to others and would read more books by this author.”—We Read Romance

ADRI’S REVIEW:

First off thank you as always to Random House and NetGalley for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

Ok if the title to this story doesn’t indicate how hot it is let me just tell you… Whew… I need a cold shower after reading this. I absolutely loved Max, his character was so well written. I also like how diverse he was and that Ms. Schmidt broke the stereotype that just because a man is into fashion and likes to sew he is gay. I think that was so wonderful.

I will admit that when I first read Mallory she bothered me, but that is because I have such little tolerance for women who put up with abusive relationships, but with that said I can also see that she was quick to get out of it. I liked that she did see that he couldn’t help David and got away from him, sadly it took something big for it to happen but it happened. It was also great to see her grow and strengthen so quickly.

I think a big part of what helped Mallory get better was the fact that Max could understand what she’d been through with his own past. He also suggested to do something that makes her feel more secure. In the end this book not only shows a BDSM relationship in a very positive way, but it also shows great healing.

Happy Reading… Adri

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