Published: Mar. 21, 2010
Category: Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica
Words: 52396 (approximate)
Ebook 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. 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.
This book contains content that may not be suitable for young readers 17 and under.I obtained the above information from Smashwords.com!
I was asked to review this book by the author... However, the thoughts are purely my own.
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. I obtained this from Amazon.com.
I started with this disclaimer because you need to know that is not your every day, light, bdsm book. This is not a book where you will fall into the world and visualize yourself there and play pretty. This is a rough book. Not rough to where you could not read, not rough to where the bdsm is the worst of your fears... This book is not about love. Or let me say, it is not about the love that is fantasized about in today's world.
Emily is a strong, independent and successful working woman. She is a woman who writes and speaks of "empowering and self-improvement" woman. She was bright and intuitive. She was a woman like you and I... Career, family (her mother and father ~ she was not married) and her own social life. With that social life, she knew to watch herself, be aware of her surroundings, and
just always be aware of herself. She was on her book tour when something went wrong.
Emily was finishing up her book tour. She made her hometown the last stop so she could just head home when it was done. Rest, relax... unwind from the demanding world she was thrust in for the tour. Until... She was kidnapped... just like that. In her own hometown. One minute she was living life to the fullest, entertaining and being entertained... then the next....
She wakes in a room, no make that a cell. Blindfolded and bound - in the middle of the cell. Waiting for what she had no idea... An aggressive attacker, violent, rape, dismemberment, death even... what...
This is a journey of one woman's world literally being taken and shaken the hell up. I am struggling with how much to give you in this review, because I want you to read the book and see for yourself. But there are things that I have to tell you about this book.
After reading this book, I did not know what or how to think about this book. I really had to gather my thoughts in order to come here and tell you about it. I will tell you that I love this book. But with that said... I also struggled with it. I know this book is not going to be for everyone and that is okay. Some of you are already shaking your head saying, "Cecile, I already know this is not for me..." I know that.
But I have to ask you... if you have a strong will - inside, deep down inside your soul... then you need to give this book a shot. If you have ever had a "bad patch in your marriage/relationship" you should read this book. Only... only if you understand the world of dom/sub.
In my reading career, I have only had one book that ever really touch me heart and soul... Well, this book blows that one out the water - but in a completely different way. This book touched me in ways and places that I was not sure I was even ready to go. I believe that even if you read my review and many other reviews of this book, you will walk away with a completely different point of view from this book. And isn't that part of reading... to open yourself up to new things.
This book is like a live wire. Touch it and you will feel the raw emotions of this book. That I can promise you. You live the life Emily is experiencing being held captive. Imagine being kidnapped... hold on to those thoughts... Emily expresses a lot of those thoughts. I admire Emily for the woman she is, even being kidnapped and after. But on the same token, I wanted to shake her and ask her what the hell was she thinking - while she was kidnapped and after too.
Okay picture this... you are watching a scary movie... are you the kind of person (I am raising my hand) to scream at the stupid woman who runs upstairs with the flimsy knife in her hand... while the "scary man" chases her up the stairs... where she has no where else to go... Or... screaming at the woman to kick him in the balls... you get my picture...
Okay, now take that and that was me for some of this book. But not in a mad or angry way. Okay, at first I was mad at her for some of her choices, but then I would keep reading and I found that I was not mad at her for doing what she did once she spoke the words and I absorbed them, I understood where she was coming from. I saw her point of view. I saw what she saw; I felt what she felt. I understood what it was she was trying to tell me.
This story is about Master and slave. Emily being the slave. I found myself cheering for her to escape one moment, then I would turn the page and I would be crying for her. Because I wanted her to stay. Once I read the whole book, I saw the whole grand scheme of things and completely understood Emily as a whole.
Let me say that this book is not your fairy tale, hero/heroine, romance story. This story kinda kicked me in the ass because this story is real ((NOT based on a true story)) but this shit can happen in real life and does happen in real life. I am one to normally read to escape, to go to another world and live the life a princess or whatever. But this book is nothing pretty... in "that" sense. It is pretty in another sense of raw, pure rawness emotion. This book is raw with real life etched in every nook and cranny.
Is Emily's kidnapper a monster for doing what he did? Well, you will have to read to find out. Does this story have a happy ending? Well, you will have to read to find out. Because this book took me out of my normal "happy ending" storyline and put me in a completely different happy ending.
This book completely floored me. This is an awesome book. Ms. Kitty did an awesome job at pinning the emotions of Master/slave. This book left me open, wounded, at peace, broken and loved. This is not going to make sense to some of you and for that I apologize. But I owe this story my most honest words and this story truly touched me. Very well done Ms Kitty.
I do hope you give it a try... And when (notice I did not say if) you do try, I would love to hear your take on this story.
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