Pain Slut (The Subs Club #2), by J.A. Rock

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painslutPain Slut by J.A. Rock  Series: The Subs Club 
Release Date:  January 30, 2016
Pages: 320 • Published by: Riptide Publishing  • Format: eARC
Purchase Links:  Riptide • Amazon

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

four-half-stars

Mind Blown!!! Where do I start? How about I freaking love this. Miles and Drix are adorable. Everything about this is completely out of my comfort zone and realm. That didn’t turn me off from the relationship between Miles and Drix. Sadomasochism and Vampyres with a Y is not in my realm, but I Love these two.

Miles from book one The Subs Club was uptight and a know it all. He’s not really that different, but we get an understanding of why he is the way he is. That opening scene left me cringing. Yikes, my lady parts were trying to go back into my body. LOL, the introduction between Miles and Drix were hilarious. I liked Drix’s energy the entire book. I mean, if he would have told me what he told Miles I would have skipped away from him. He was so calm, peaceful, and serene. I just think he is a stand up guy. He is definitely needed for Miles character. I think they counterbalanced each other out so well.

Miles is super complex to me. I can picture him in my mind, and I just want to hug him. He dealt with a ton of personal issues, and the whole adopting a kid pulled at my heartstrings. You have to be a confident person to adopt a baby by yourself, that’s how I see it. I applaud him for not waiting on society’s norm on what a family should be. I think J.A. did a phenomenal job at the writing. I thought him being in panic mode was hilarious, but realistic as well. I really wanted a Zach chapter, I kinda was rooting for him since he was mentioned. I need an update pronto on that end.

I ended up googling so many things in this story. That Iron Maiden sound so scary, but then they had this bridle contraption that had me cringing. That entire scene was hard for me to get through, but Miles acceptance at the end of it was worth it. Got side tracked by a pig hole video. **Shudders** That’s not for me, YouTube Bowser’s laugh and it creeped me out. Eww that laugh was scary, I don’t know how Miles was able to keep it up. Literally. Bowser was a sweet guy. I think my stomach was in knots every time they played with the pain aspect. I didn’t expect it to be this severe, but it was authentic. Loved seeing the The Sub Club again. Poor sweet stupid Kamen! He had a really funny scene with Ryan. I died. It was hilarious, plus the guys reactions. Dave is still funny. I can’t with him, and I love that Dave wanted to stick up for everyone. I can’t wait for the next installment. This was such a good story. This series rocks so far.

About J.A. Rock

J.A. Rock is the author of queer romance and suspense novels, including BY HIS RULES, TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME, and, with Lisa Henry, THE GOOD BOY and WHEN ALL THE WORLD SLEEPS. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama and a BA in theater from Case Western Reserve University. J.A. also writes queer fiction and essays under the name Jill Smith. Raised in Ohio and West Virginia, she now lives in Chicago with her dog, Professor Anne Studebaker.