Sunday, January 10, 2016

ARC Review: Pain Slut by J.A. Rock

Pain Slut (The Subs Club, #2)
From the blurb:

Honestly, I’m ready to take a step back from the Subs Club. Making the kink world a safer place for subs is the sort of bandwagon I’d have boarded as an idealist in my early twenties, but now I’m a pragmatist in my late twenties. I prefer to focus on adopting and raising a child.

But unexpected factors inevitably derail my plans. Like Drix Seger—attractive and the first genuine sadist I’ve encountered. If I were not in the process of renouncing my masochistic ways and becoming the normal, responsible potential father the adoption agency wants to see, Drix and I might do well together.

But he has a foolish name and belongs to a cult of vampyres, and I am quitting kink. So why does Drix’s infatuation with blood and biting make me so hot I can’t think straight? And why, when he looks at me, does he seem to see something beyond a basket case with a stick up my ass?

Can I start a new phase in my life without leaving part of myself behind? Please send help.

—Miles




Heather's rating:





Okay, it's official...

I'm obsessed with The Subs Club series!

I mean, obsseeeessseeeeddd.

I adored the first book in the series, The Subs Club. Still, I was nervous about Pain Slut. Really nervous. The first book was a perfect fit for me because it had so many of my personal favorite kinks (discipline, domestic discipline, some humiliation), and it had SO much humor! Dave, the MC of book one, was an awesome narrator, and I adored his POV. I was worried that book two would be really... difficult.

For one, I'm NOT a fan of pain play. I've read pain slut books before (Rough Road), but the idea of pain play isn't something that turns me on. I was also worried that this book would be really serious. Miles was presented as a much more focused and serious character in book one, and I was worried that all of the humor that I loved would be missing from Pain Slut. I shouldn't have worried.

Let's start off talking about the kink. Well, if this book is your first exposure to some of the more hard core and serious pain-y aspects of BDSM, expect to be, um, a little... shocked. I'm proud (slash ashamed???) to say that I've seen videos of most of the kink in this book before, so I wasn't as shaken as some may be. But there is stuff that most would consider extreme, like knife play, saline infusions, urethral play, and lots and lots of impact play that is so hard that it draws blood.



What really surprised me is that this book is more about the relationship between Miles and his friends and Miles and Drix than the kink.

Miles and Drix developed a really beautiful relationship through the course of the story. I had expected Miles's partner to be really stern and hardcore, for some reason. I wasn't expecting a very sweet, vampyre (you'll see...), who is in touch with his emotions and brings out Miles's softer side. It was unexpected for a sadist to be so... nice. Drix really stole my heart, and I loved him with Miles.

This book also retains SO much of the humor of the previous book. For one, the other Sub Club members play prominent rolls in the story, so we get to see their hilarious and adorable interactions. Also, Miles is less stiff once you are in his head. Sure, he is formal and likes to be in control, but he is also more interesting than I initially thought he would be.

I can't say enough good things about this story and this series. Though this wasn't as much of a connection with me as the first book, due mainly to the type of kink here, I think, I still adored this story. Take a chance with this one.

*Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26174722-pain-slut


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