About the Author:
Kitty also writes paranormal romance/urban fantasy as Zoe Winters.
(P.S couldn't find a pic for the author so I just used a pic of chicken soup that I edited. If you read the book you will understand. All the author links below)
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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.
DISCLAIMER: This is not a story about consensual BDSM. This is a story about “actual” slavery. If reading an erotic story 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.
"Rape. Death. Dismemberment. Maybe in that order, maybe not. Though that order would be preferable to Dismemberment. Rape. Death or Rape. Dismemberment. Death. You always want your dismemberment to happen after death."
"Like all women raised in the current climate of fear and loathing of men, I was taught never to leave my drink unattended. All women know this. We do. Even if we aren't explicitly told it seems to come with the packaging and wiring of being female."
I love having a Bookbub account, If you want books for free and want them on sale that is the place to go. I got really lucky with this book and was able to grab it for free. According to the author's home page, she usually never offers her books for free. So luck was on my side. :-)
Two words. Stockholm Syndrome.
If you don't know what those words mean, I'll give you the definition I took from google. Stockholm Syndrome ~ or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon described in 1973 in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors. This is not the first book I have read where the main character develops a mental illness. Most people don't really know what mental illness means or how it works. So when you read a book where the character has these problems, you can get an inside look of what a person could feel or see. If the author does their research the correct way or has a full understanding of it. The reason I even bring up these words, is because I believe this book is a fine example of what it means.
"Women go thru their lives a bit differently than men. We're always cautious. It's not like we live in abject terror 24hours a day thinking some random man is going to come along and rape or kill us... Still, you never know what kind of wacko out there has become fixated on you. And despite all the empowering speeches and the women's movement, in the grand scheme... women are prey." ~ Comfort Food by Kelly Thomas
I really hate to say this because I am all about pussy- power, but if you really think about it we are not safe. The feeling or thought can drive some of us crazy, so we tend to ignore it or act like this never happens. But it does. Main thing I like about this book or any dark romances, is they give you more of a grip on reality and what can happen. This book was well written and not once did I get uncomfortable reading it. (or you can consider that as a sign that I'm crazy) This book is not for everyone, if you like dark romances and the whole Dom/Sub and Master/Slave idea. You will like this book, but if that will rub you raw. Stay away.
The POV changes in the book. During the sex scenes, we are given a third person perspective. I think that the author wrote it this way, so the reader didn't get too upset with the emotions that the character would be experiencing. This review is getting long, so I am going to end it with this. This book will either fuck you up or you will enjoy the dark twist and turns.