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Comfort Food

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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  8,508 ratings  ·  1,118 reviews
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 ha
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Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Published March 21st 2010 by Burlesque Press (first published March 1st 2010)
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Shannon The Show Stopper
Jan 12, 2014 Shannon The Show Stopper rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Shannon The Show Stopper by: Emma
Shelves: buddy-reads
I've been all over the place on rating and reviewing this book. So if you gave it a low rating, I'm in total agreement with you! My rating is based solely on the fact the book was able to take my mind (and libido) in places I would normally be totally against. It was able to totally manipulate me emotionally. I know somewhere in my subconscious I was doing this



I went in blind thinking it was some type of



The answer to that would be a big fat



We have two characters in this book: Emily and the guy
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
Adult review for taboo erotic content.

How do I describe this book without making it sound like run-of-the-mill erotica fare? There's only one way I can think of - if you're looking for a steamy, turn-you-on book, look somewhere else. Yes, there is explicit sexual content, but the sex is merely used as a tool to emphasize the power that "master" has over "servant."

Comfort Food takes us inside the life of a woman who has fallen victim to Stockholm Syndrome, but in this particular case, she chose h
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UniquelyMoi ~ The 1-click Diva

Comfort Food is a book that has been recommended to me over and over again. It's been called compelling, sick, twisted, a brilliant work of mindfuckery... I've seen it called everything but a love story, but that's what it is to me. Granted, not a traditional love story by any stretch of the imagination. Not typical, and probably not what you'd wish for your children. But love comes in every shape, size and color imaginable, and what works for one might not work for another.

And who are we to say
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Amy
Disturbing, twisted and just plain weird with no redeeming qualities. Did not connect with either character and was not drawn into the storyline. Captor was flat, deplorable, more machine than human and victim was pathetic and frustrating. Comfort Food may appeal to a lot of people, but not to me.

Mahlet
MIND…IS…BLOWN

Let me start with the “About the Author” found on the very last page:
“Kitty Thomas writes dark erotic fiction that explores the psychology of ownership. She believes there is no topic too taboo to write about and that fiction isn’t meant to teach morality. If you haven’t developed morals by the time you start reading erotica, it’s probably too late.”

Oh yes, this book is a dark and delicious mind f*ck. The best of its kind that I’ve ever encountered and it’s absolutely going on my “f
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Glass
This book is messed up on so many levels but I couldn't put it down for one second. But what made me think was this line from About the author:
"If you haven't developed morals by the time you start reading erotica, it's probably too late."
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
Disturbing 4 stars

This book is: Fascinating. Alarming. Realistic. Sadistic. Disturbing. Convoluted. Gripping.

Comfort Food had such an authentic and realistic feel to it that even days later, I was still reeling from its impact. If you're in the mood for a book that messes with the psyche, then I highly recommend giving this one a try.
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
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Hmmm. What the hell what that?

I'm all about reading crazy dark stuff but this book was just a huge question mark in my head.....

The heroine is drugged and abducted by this guy (never found out his name). She's thrown in a cell and fed chicken noodle soup three times a day. He doesn't speak to her. EVER. We get answers later as to why but I'm not spoiling the book....even if I didn't especially enjoy it.

Over time, she's rewarded with good behavior and is allowed into a nicer room..... Graduall
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Dyllan, The Brazuca Ekaterina
Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas. Burlesque Press (2010)

BIG SPOILER AHEAD.

Is it too wrong for me to have liked this?
Lets drawn some boundaries in here.
This is not a romance, and it's not about love. At all.
This is about dominance and submission, without safewords or any kind of protection cable. The book is also narrated in first and third person (At sex scenes).

(view spoiler)
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Aleatha Romig
I read this at the recommendation of Facebook Friends - and because it was free.

The first 20 % freaked me out because of how similar it was to Consequences... all the way to the description of his eyes and the room with the bookcases and large attached bath. BUT, the similarities ended there!!!!

I totally get Stockholm. I've done a lot of reading about it. (In case you haven't guessed) Emily's case is severe... Kitty does a great job of letting us into her head. I guess this leaves us wondering
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Ridley
Fuck me, that was a weird book. I'm not sure I've read enough erotica to review this effectively. All I can say is that it's an interesting character study, but not as deep or as well-written as I'd hoped for nor as graphically sexual as I'd expected. It's not romantic enough to be a romance, sexual enough to be erotica or insightful enough to be a psychological thriller. It really needed to commit to at least one of these facets to be a purposeful book.

So, it was an entertaining read, but nothi
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Cristiane Serruya
Disturbing five negative stars.
This didn't do it for me. Twisted, dark and not erotic at all. This is a unhealthy tale of Stockholm syndrome with BDSM. It holds no fascination to me. I read the book in a shocked state. I couldn't believe it was rated as erotic. That it received so many 5 stars! GOD! This is f****** c***!
The hero (?) was flat monster - not even a twisted psycho. And the author could have explored him very well as he has some characteristics that could have made him a very int
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♆ BookAddict ♨ ✒ La Crimson Femme❇ ♐
I dreaded reading this book based on the mixed reviews and feedback from the different GR groups. Still, one of my friends was insistent that I read the book and respond back to her on how I felt.

I want to state, this is definitely NOT your standard masturbatory BDSM book. This is not the first one I've read where a woman is kidnapped and trained to be a slave. However, this is the first one I read where it crossed the line between reality and fantasy. Most of the capture, kidnap and slavery BDS
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Rach  *Feisty kitty*
I was looking for a dark read and thought I'd try this book as I have had it on my to read shelves for ages!

I was so disappointed- not just because it wasn't as dark as I was expecting but because I just had no interest in the story by the end of it!



It wasn't anything to do with the fact it was too dark- My issue was IT WASN'T DARK ENOUGH (for me anyway!)

I'm not going into huge detail about the issues I had with it. I know some people have loved this book but I just couldn't connect with the cha
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Andreea Daia
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Lou
Its getting hot in here! This story comes with content warning adults only story! One woman finds herself captive and turned in victim of sexual depravity, what's got me scratching my head is how she's feels that she has found her true calling bizarre. Stockholm syndrome or just pure adrenaline junkie or passion I leave the reader to answer. I feel like maybe I am rating this story too high as it has a lot of explicit goings on, but it does leave plenty to think about and debate. The writing is ...more
Annabel Joseph
Ah...reading this book by Ms. Thomas was like having a feast after being on bread and water. It's so seldom that I find a book that a) surprises me and b) impresses me with the quality of writing. This book did both.

First of all, there are none of the usual tropes associated with non-consensual slavery erotica. No violence, no lurid fights and unrealistic cruelty, no blatant disregard for the well-being of the enslaved. This "Master" plans and proceeds with so much thought and intelligence (and
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Jaymzangel
Disclaimer: please forgive me for this admittedly shite attempt at a review for this book, I am still finding it hard to form actual words at this point.


Summary from Goodreads:

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 fro
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Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
I was messing with my laptop last night and started to glance at this ebook. I didn't mean to even read chapter 1. Once I started, I didn't stop, let me rephrase that, I couldn't stop. The book was like those scary or R rated movies you saw behind your parents back when you were a kid. The ones where you watched them with your hands covering your eyes but then you peaked through your hands because you were too scared/shocked to look but intrigued enough to want to look. I can't even figure out h ...more
Rebecca
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When I read this I had not read many books at all. So when I read the description that this book was dark I could not comprehend just how bad it can get.

It's only now with hindsight I realise just how fantastic this book is. I have this fierce loyalty to Kitty Thomas.....she was one of the first authors who I thought "YES!! She understands what I want!"

Kitty's writing does not shy away from anything, nothing is left because it is too
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Anastasia
After reading this book the first thing that I could think of was "Is there something wrong with me?" because I actually liked...no...loved this book. How fucked up is that? Yeah pretty fucked up.
I just couldn't put this book down. I needed to know what will happen to her and to him... to them. It was a really dark and disturbing read. I have to say tho that it wasn't sexually disturbing, it was more emotionally disturbing...and fucked up. But again this is not suppose to be a fairy tale with a
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Adrienne
I loved this story. Non-Con is one of my favourite themes and this aspect together with the strong emotional ties this story portrays made it a winner for me. The premise is straight forward a woman is kidnapped and, over time forms a bond with her kidnapper. The bond they share is not love, it's not Stockholm Syndrome it's something that runs very deep for not too many people, but it is out there, and if you understand, if you're wired to feel the same way as the protags you'll understand this ...more
Patricia BookExhibitionism
Wow.

Dear future self,

this book blew your mind. It was intelligent, it was disturbing, it was well-written - in a disturbing and intelligent way, ha - and it makes it impossible for you to give a proper rating or write a text remotely resembling a review.

You have, so far, only read.. one or two books with light BDSM-ish content. You're not a fan of Erotica, and as far as you can tell, you're not a fan of BDSM either. But that doesn't matter, because this book didn't manage to fascinate you beca
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Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
This is a hard one to define! I put it under my erotica shelf although it isn't really, or at least it wasn't to me. Most of us who have read a little erotica or even romance would have run across some BDSM a little spanking and handcuffing your partner to the head board. But this book is to the extreme of BDSM, to the Master/slave relationship, and an unwilling, at first, slave at that. So fair warning, if you are easily offended or even a little squemish, then put the book down and back away s ...more
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OMG... First I guess I should say that I should be thankful that no one tried this with me because I can see within myself that I would suffer from Stockholm Syndrome... or whatever this would be labeled. How else can I explain the sadness and then the utter joy I felt in the end? Even if she did believe it all to be part of a plan… to me that made it all the more perfect and fill me with a since of warmth…maybe even a love or whatever it was. I must be one sick person to identify with these cha ...more
Sara
"Monsters aren't supposed to be beautiful. It's the rule."

Yeah, I am giving this 5 stars, I don't think I could give it any less. I am still in a state of shock and awe having just finished this book. I think the world that Kitty Thomas has dragged me in was dark, twisted, ultimately fucked up (no better way to say it) but at the same dare I say "magical" and beautiful for lack of a better word. I think I may have a tinge of Stockholm Syndrome for the story.

Comfort Food comes with a disclaimer
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Loederkoningin
Despite the grim subject matter and the fact that the heroine - who one day wakes up groggy in a small cell and discovers that she has been abducted - supposedly suffers from Stockholm syndrome, I considered this anything but a mind-fuck. Under the disguise of a psychological experiment, Comfort Food really isn't more than a bland bdsm fantasy, played out by flat characters.

As I mentioned, the heroine, Emily, has been kidnapped by a man who choses not to speak to her. He punishes her, not by hi
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Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
I am ashamed to admit how much I enjoyed this book. It's just wrong! It's dark, degrading and twisted . . and I would absolutely read it again! "Master" is described as possessing a cruel beauty and Emily's response to him becomes anything but what would be considered "normal". At one point she says,


"It didn't matter anymore because we were both insane. How can the crazy judge the crazy? He was a sadist, and he'd trained me into the perfect masochist. Or maybe it had already been there, waitin
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Erin
May 15, 2012 Erin rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fifty Shades, Bared to You, and Captive in the Dark fans!!
Okay, so WOW, this book was more unsettling than I expected. Holy crap, does it ever screw with your sense of what's okay to find sexy as hell! Comfort Food is comparable to Captive in the Dark with it's animalistic treatment of the heroine, only there is a very sinister vibe to this unnamed man because he doesn't speak a word to Emily. But despite all the creepiness, I couldn't put this story down, and what Emily becomes after the time with her Master definitely messes with your head quite a bi ...more
Carolina
I'd like to start my review asking myself on here -like almost everyone who has read the book has done-, am I crazy for liking this book?

And not only liked it. As dark, twisted, cruel and wrong as this book is, I loved it from beginning to end. It will permanently be in my favorite shelf and as soon as I can I'm ordering the print version so I can proudly exhibit it in my bookcase. That's how much I liked this story.

Word of advice: This book isn't about love, nor romance. Definitely NOT for the
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  • Abduction
  • Judgment (Judgment, #1)
  • Obsession: Girl Abducted
  • Mercy
  • Heat
  • Wanderlust
  • As She's Told
  • Learning to Drown
  • Break Her
  • Take Me, Break Me (Pierced Hearts, #1)
  • The Flesh Cartel #1: Capture
  • Screaming in the Silence
  • Escape from Paradise (Paradise, #1)
  • Restraint (Mistress & Master of Restraint #1)
  • Collateral Damage (Deadly Captive, #2)
  • The Tied Man (The Tied Man, #1)
  • The Dom's Dungeon
  • Gaijin
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