Author: Kitty Thomas
Genre: Dark Erotica
Released: March 21, 2010
How I Got It: Free ebook download from author and Smashwords
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.
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.
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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