Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Review: Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas

Title:  Comfort Food
Author:  Kitty Thomas
Series:  None
Genre:  Dark Erotica
Released:  March 21, 2010
How I Got It:  Free ebook download from author and Smashwords

Book Summary
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 explores what happens when all expectations of pleasure and pain are turned upside down, as whips become comfort and chicken soup becomes punishment.

My Thoughts
How do I even start this review?

First, let me say that Kitty Thomas is an awesome writer.  Had this book not been highly recommended by several other bloggers, I would have never read it.

Comfort Food is a twisted tale that had me seriously weirded out. Even though I didn't like what was going on in the story, it was told in such a way that held my attention from start to finish.

Seriously, I did not know what to think.  The book started out with a simple kidnapping  but quickly turned  into a master and slave situation.  At that point, I knew the ending wouldn't be good, but I still wanted to find out who this crazy guy was and what he wanted.  Apparently being  rich and handsome doesn't keep you from being  very, very crazy.

When I thought things couldn't get any worse, the story  got darker and darker.  Some of the things that happened in the book, I cringed at.  I didn't know whether to feel sorry for Emily or be happy for her.  For her to have been a self help guru, she broke pretty quickly and was gone from there. She was a survivor, but a weak one.

The ending of the book is what really messed me up.  I started reading this book knowing that it was a far cry from my usual romantic titles, but I did secretly want these two crazies to be together.  I always want an HEA and I was convinced that Emily was going to get hers, just not the one she insisted on having.

My Rating
Comfort Food raped my mind.  I feel totally violated.  The shock of this story has not worn off yet.  The sad part about it is that I loved every minute of it.

If you are looking for something dark and erotic, this book is for you.  But if you are not a fan of bondage and control, I think you need to pass on this one.  I still give it a solid 4.5 flowers of love.

P.S. Thanks, Kitty for making me paranoid and wanting to start back carrying my taser.

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Other reviews:
Ramblings Of A Book Bitch
Love To Read For Fun
Book Of Secrets
Random Musings
Leontine's Book Realm

3 Talk to me!:

Stacy~ said...

Wow. Powerful review. Though I am not into this, I still feel prepared to read it. Try something that's going to drag me out of my comfort zone. Make me think and feel and probably even cry & yell. And that's okay. I still may not like it in the end, but that's not always the point.

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

Awesome review!!

I also really enjoyed this book and I was blown away by how great an author Kitty is =)

Books And... said...

I might need to check this out.