LMAO!! Omg, the end portion of the author/publisher's book warning has me DYING:
"Warning: Capture fantasy; dubious consent; anal play; M/f as well asLMAO!! Omg, the end portion of the author/publisher's book warning has me DYING:
"Warning: Capture fantasy; dubious consent; anal play; M/f as well as one m/f/f/m scene; BDSM themes including caning, spanking, bondage, and needle play. Also contains one beginner Dom who is exploring sadism but is still working out how and when to stop."
I had a Mr. Nolan moment yesterday. I helped someone move into their new home...Their upstairs bathroom had 2 entrances: one from the hallway...and onI had a Mr. Nolan moment yesterday. I helped someone move into their new home...Their upstairs bathroom had 2 entrances: one from the hallway...and one from master bedroom...and if you’ve read this book, you can appreciate and understand why all I could think of for a few paralyzing seconds was him.
I bought this ebook a few years ago, so what I had and what I read was the original version. This version was banned on Amazon in late 2010 and - I’m not even sure if the author is aware of this - but Barnes & Noble is now hiding it. It doesn’t come up in searches for “Under Mr. Nolan’s Bed.” All the comes up is “Under Mr. Nolan’s Bed - Revised.” You must click on that revised version; then click on the “Nookbook” link in the “All Available Formats + Editions” section....then voila - there it is, the version that does not say revised. There are actually three versions of Under Mr. Nolan’s Bed. (1) The original version first published in 2008, but listed on B&N as being published in 2010 “Under Mr. Nolan’s Bed.” (2) A less taboo version called “Under Mr. Nolan’s Bed - Revised.” And now (3), the tamest, least taboo version called “Plaid Skirt Confession.”
And I’m an idiot, because things get REALLY crazy at the end of the book, and I missed the content warning on the seller's page when I bought it. Was it even there at the time? The warning? I don’t know - but it's definitely there now. I bought this so long ago, but when I opened up my ebook a few days ago, there was no warning that it was going....where it went. I loved the first...85% of this story. This was my first Selena Kitt read and she’s a talented badass in the genre. It was wicked hot. Explicit. But never boring. I mean...she is secretly sleeping with her best friend’s father while her best friend is sleeping just across the hall!! Sure, I starting to cringe at the unexpected turn of events during that last 15%, but I can’t fault the book because I wasn’t paying closer attention to what I was buying. One of my Goodreads pet peeves is people downgrading book ratings because they find the content objectionable...when they were warned about the content on the seller’s website! I’ve since read one of Selena Kitt’s free short stories - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/80... - & purchased another book, all within the last 24 hours. She has a new fan in me. ...more
As usual with Evangeline Anderson, it was hot and full of many laughs from the outrageous reasoning by some of the characters. Case in point? NicolletAs usual with Evangeline Anderson, it was hot and full of many laughs from the outrageous reasoning by some of the characters. Case in point? Nicollet's 2nd spanking. The 1st spanking...from a distance...using a belt...got WAY out of hand! So a little later on in the story, our hero has the following internal dialogue:
"He eyed her shivering form and made a decision. She needed to be punished, yes, but he didn't want to use his belt again. It had gotten way out of hand last time. No, this time he would take her over his knee and do things the old-fashioned way. Going to the edge of the bed, he sat down and beckoned for her."
BAAAHH! It's this type of hilarious absurdity that I've come to count on from Anderson :)...more
This is my 3rd Evangeline Anderson read and I can say she's becoming my go-to-author for "we shouldn't be doing this" sexual tension *g*. In Str8te BoThis is my 3rd Evangeline Anderson read and I can say she's becoming my go-to-author for "we shouldn't be doing this" sexual tension *g*. In Str8te Boys, it was the "I'm not really gay, but I wanna bang my hot roomate/soccer teammate" variety. Picture Perfect was the "I wanna bang my step-sister" variety. And here with Forbidden, we have the "I wanna bang my sister, who's not really my sister, but I don't know that" set up.
There were so many unintentionally hilarious moments in this one...some of the justifications, like, "It's not really incest, as long as he doesn't c*m in me." Or the "I think the best way to help you get past that night when you crossed the line 10 years ago...is to do everything you wanted to do that night...right now." Even though you, as a reader, know they're not really bro/sis, this was pretty off the hook. Still, I must give it up to Anderson. I laughed and cringed at times, but as a whole, this was still another wicked hot story. ...more
Let me start with the “About the Author” found on the very last page: “Kitty Thomas writes dark erotic fiction that explores the psychologMIND…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 “favorite” shelf, despite the past few days of, “Oh, are you really going to put yourself out there by ‘favoriting’ this book?” that’s been floating around in my head…But to hell with that because this book is so worthy. Countless times throughout this book, you keep telling yourself, “OMG, this is SO f*cked up…and so am I for loving it.” After having this lendable Nookbook sitting on my ereader for months, I loaned it to a friend who sent me numerous texts as she was reading. I’ve never included text messages in a review before, but I’ve just got to, because she was cracking me up, and you’ll better understand why I had to move this book to the top of the TBR mountain and yank back my Nookbook before the 14 day loan period even expired. So here are my girlfriend’s texts, in all their fangirling glory:
Sat 2:06 a.m. “Just finished Comfort Food. WHAT…THE F*CK!! Read it in 4 hours. This b*tch has me fucked up! Crazy book. Erotic, but I feel dirty for being turned on by it!” Sat 8:38 a.m. “Girl!!!!! Have you read it yet???” Sat 8:42 a.m. “Let me tell you….!!! Mmmm mmmm mmmm ….It totally has me f*cked in the head. I’m going to a coffee shop later & I’m tempted to read it again.” Sat 12:43 p.m. “Quickly & frustratingly learning that I shouldn’t stray far from home & bed *wink*when reading certain novels.”
That’s right. She was getting too aroused at the coffee shop and had to stop.
After reading a few Comfort Food reviews when it first starting getting buzz, I knew I’d like it. And I knew I didn’t want it spoiled for me. Is she an actual kidnap victim, there against her will? Or is this just some sort of BDSM game they’re playing? That question has now been answered by the disclaimer in the Goodreads book description above. And it’s also crystal clear by line one: she’s been kidnapped. Forreals.
I really don’t want to give too many details on the actual story. You need to go in blind like I did and just trust that much of the suspense comes from not knowing. And my feelings with this story – the shock, arousal, guilt, submission, acceptance - mimicked the heroine’s journey. Everything that happens is, in the Master’s mind, “by choice”…but not really…but then yes…Really. But wait a minute, how could it be? She shouldn’t be wanting this – it’s all his fault…and am I really rooting for what I’m rooting for...as an HEA?? Yes, I did. And did I get the HEA I wanted? I’ll say no more. Find out for yourself.
This is a well-written, riveting, sexy dark psychological journey. It is the kind of book that would make you follow an author forever. I wanted to immediately re-read upon finishing it.
I’ll end with a few review quotes that captured this book so perfectly: My Goodreads buddy Cat Russel~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!”
And Goodreads member, Jaymzangel, discussing her frantic texts to the buddy that recommended Comfort Food to her: “I give kudos to Bear for reading it & not having anyone to OMG to because I was IM’ing her like crazy with things like, ‘I think I need to have my head examined. I’m finding this so hot.’ to which she replied (perfectly, of course) ‘he has you, doesn’t he?’ oh yes, he did.”
Yes…he has me, too.
You will want to recommend this to all your BDSM loving girlfriends, but you can’t. This is just not for everyone…but if it’s for you, it will become an instant favorite and keeper. I dare you to find out which side of the line you fall on. ...more
The last Evangeline Anderson book I read was Str8te Boys - and it's the only book that's ever made me get up off my couch and turn down the A/C...so IThe last Evangeline Anderson book I read was Str8te Boys - and it's the only book that's ever made me get up off my couch and turn down the A/C...so I could slap myself for taking so long to try another one of her books, because this story was no different and wicked hot! The fact they Kurt and Melanie were non-blood related step siblings didn't bother me at all. In fact, it worked so well to ratchet up the sexual tension laced through the story. My only complaint is that I wanted the photoshoot to conclude sooner so the h/h could be alone. I got my wish, but not before lots of panicky page turning on my part. I could go for re-reading this again soon :) ...more