Title: Manties in a Twist (The Subs Club, #3)
Author: J.A. Rock
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: April 4th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Page Count: 325 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
Look, I’ll never stop missing Hal, but this Subs Club my friends started to review suck-ass doms isn’t gonna bring him back or give him justice. For me, it’s just another chance to hang out with my friends, even if they think I’m too dumb to understand the important work we’re supposedly doing.
But maybe I’m not as dumb as they think—at least I know when I’ve got a good thing going. Which is why I just moved in with my dom. Ryan’s awesome possum. He’s really short, never makes me feel stupid, and is up for anything. One word: costumes. Two more words: women’s underwear. We’re all about the lace, no leather.
Except when we do pony play. We first tried it as a joke, but turns out I’m ballin’ at it. Now PetPlayFest is coming up, and I wanna take down the Subs Club’s archrival, Cinnamon the ponygirl, in the horse show.
My friends think I’m spending too much time with Ryan and ignoring my obligations to the group. But since when is friendship an obligation? Ryan’s my first serious relationship, and I want to take it . . . seriously. At some point I need to think about my future, not my past.
My first 5+ Stars read of 2016!
I absofreakinglutely LOVED this! LOVED. THIS!!
Kamen is like my spirit animal.
Out of all the Subs Club members, Kamen’s story is the one I’ve been looking forward to the most and I am happy to report I wasn’t in the least bit disappointed. I loved every minute of this story: from the first moments of Kamen and his boyfriend Ryan making their way through “adulting”, to Kamen standing up for himself with his friends and Ryan, to seeing the lengths Kamen is willing to go through to put Cinnamon in her place…I loved it all.
I especially loved how Kamen is still feeling out what he likes and doesn’t like in the BDSM scene. He doesn’t want pain, or humiliation, instead he loves to feel good and be praised. That’s the kind of kink I love. And there were manties! I love it so much!!
It’s not all sexy times and laughs either, there’s also depth here. Getting to see Kamen’s interactions with his friends and with Ryan, and trying to move past all the hurt and grief of Hal’s death.
Bill and Hal didn’t need to be part of everything I thought or discussed. And yeah, shit had changed after Hal died, and it was still changing. I wanted to be allowed to change too. It was just like I’d told the well-dressed hare: different wasn’t bad.
From start to finish there wasn’t a single moment of this story that I didn’t enjoy and love. I giggled, I guffawed, I sniffled, and I cheered.