Pain Slut

J.A. Rock. Riptide (riptidepublishing.com), $17.99 trade paper (282p) ISBN 978-1-62649-346-9
Rock’s gripping, challenging second Subs Club BDSM erotic novel (after The Subs Club) is not for the faint of heart, but its extreme kink elements that will enthrall hardcore readers. Devoted masochist Miles Loucks is the consummate type A personality: emotionally withdrawn, anxious, and an obsessive perfectionist. He’s got an extremely detailed multiyear plan for achieving his dream of becoming a father, and it includes giving up kink so he’ll be permitted to adopt. But when sadist Hendrix Seger walks into Miles’s T-shirt business to pick up an order, that plan goes out the window. The attraction is mutual, immediate, and earthshaking. However, both men have big secrets. Miles is into an extreme amount of pain, and Drix enjoys playing the part of a vampire, complete with sharp teeth and a taste for blood. How can they match up their kinks and build a relationship without threatening Miles’s plans? Rock’s characters are beautifully drawn (including Miles’s hilarious friends in the Subs Club), and the underlying theme of wanting to find unconditional love is easy to identify with. The vividness and severity of the pain play and the vampirism may be a struggle for some readers, but those who have been longing to see a compassionate portrayal of these two subcultures will be over the moon. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 12/14/2015
Release date: 01/29/2016
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