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Review: The Subs Club by J. A. Rock

Warning: This book is gay erotica.

the subs clubSummary: A year and a half ago, there was an accident that shook the BDSM community. David’s been holding his group of friends together the best he can. He blames himself for the death of their friend as he wasn’t there when the death occurred. Feeling increasingly guilty, he comes up with the idea of the Subs Club, a website forum where the Subs can talk in a safe place on how some problematic Dom’s participate in scenarios. Shortly after, David meets and falls in love with a no-nonsence Dom on FetLife, and decides to meet with him in order to rate him and warn other Subs of his behaviour. Things go awry for David, who only had the best intentions, and he even falls in love, which is worse and confusing. Add in the Dom’s find out and David finds himself in a growing rift, threatening to pit friends against each other.

My Thoughts: This was an online burrow from my Library, via Libby. The title  and book cover caught my eye. After reading the summary, I quickly settled down to read. I’ve never read gay erotica, and was gearing up for a really bad imitation of fanfic, but I was happily surprised when it wasn’t so. David’s character, though a bit whiny and incredibly petulant at times due to his lack of maturity, had an interesting growth of character. I rooted for him the entire book. There are graphic sex scenes, due to it being gay BDSM, but well developed. Much better developed that Fifty Shades of Gray. I don’t know much about the scene, but I know enough that the author is well versed in various play, and knows a great deal about kinks, etiquette, and vocabulary dealing with BDSM. I learned a lot, which I enjoy doing, even if the book is a work of fiction. 

The intricate plot developed with good pace, quickly but not so fast that you felt your head spinning. The language was well suited for the intended audience, with swearing and liberal amounts of sex talk. I have to say I did enjoy most things about this book. As I said before, David seemed immature, but towards the end he was really working on improving himself, which I admire. It’s always hard to realize major faults in oneself, but to go head on with them as he did, I must give him credit!

There are mentions of enema’s, paddling, spankings, and caning. Proceed at your own discretion.

However, if you are not bothered by such, I recommend this book! I will say I’m not planning on reading the rest of the series, as each book is each character’s point of view. I enjoyed the story that this one told, and that’s good enough for me.

 

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I give the Sub’s Club four out of five fox heads. It was a fun read!