Review: Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas

***18 and over only-mature content***

Blurb:

COMFORT FOOD DESCRIPTION:

Emily Vargas has been taken captive. As part of his conditioning methods, her captor refuses to speak to her, knowing how much she craves human contact. He’s far too beautiful to be a monster. Combined with his lack of violence toward her, this has her walking a fine line at the edge of sanity. Told in the first person from Emily’s perspective, Comfort Food is a tale of erotic surrender that explores what happens when all expectations of pleasure and pain are turned upside down, as whips become comfort and chicken soup becomes punishment.

DISCLAIMER:

This is not a story about consensual BDSM. This is a story about “actual” slavery. If reading erotica without safewords makes you uncomfortable, this is not the book for you. This is a work of fiction, and the author does not endorse or condone any behavior done to another human being without their consent.

This book contains BDSM elements, master/slave dynamics, dubious consent, psychological conditioning, and oral and anal play.

This was another book I got free on Amazon, and the reviews were mixed.  Some people loved it, some people hated it.  Emily Vargas is a self-help writer and is very popular.  The story starts up as she awakes from being kidnapped from one of her book tours.  What follows is an exploration into slavery by a captive who doesn’t speak, doesn’t let her know what she is in for, and seems to have multiple layers.

Initially, Emily thinks she is going to be killed, raped, or something along those lines.  She knows psychology, so she tries to use some of those skills to figure out what is going on.  Once she figures it out, will she decide to play along and try to escape?

I thought this was a very well written story.  It delves into the human psyche on a level that is taboo.  The story is written from Emily’s first person perspective, except the sexual scenes-those are written third person.  Initially I didn’t understand why, but as the story progressed, I did understand, which to me made the book better.  It’s basically like separating yourself from the situation, so separating your emotions/feelings from what is going on.

I do understand why some people did not like it.  If you don’t understand psychology, or aren’t interested in human responses to extreme situations, you probably won’t like it.  This book explores a whole new side of Emily that she knew was there, but didn’t have anyone to help her with it.

I give this a 4 out of 5 stars!  If you are into erotica, BDSM, I would recommend reading this!

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