Manties in a Twist (Vallie’s Review)

Manties in a twistTitle: Manties in a Twist
Author: J.A. Rock
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: April 2, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary, BDSM
Page Count: 283
Reviewed by: Vallie
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 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.


Hmm, I can’t say I loved the third instalment in the Subs Club series, but it was entertaining nonetheless.

Kamen was a character I was looking forward to reading about since the first book. He is the ultimate goofball, completely unselfconscious and totally adorable character. He did not always sound like a guy in his late 20s should but that was part of his charm. He even admitted to himself how hard “adulating” was and gave himself pats on the back when he accomplished something an adult would.

Ryan was more of a mystery but I still liked him. After that hot spanking scene in the previous book, I was really looking forward to seeing how Ryan will woo Kamen, especially because poor Ryan has a hard time convincing people of his Dom prowess due to being short. And then what do you know? I never actually saw any of it because the book starts with Ryan and Kamen already an established couple of 4 months who also just moved in and are playing house. What. Not only that, but as sweet and adorkable (they can both be quite nerdy) Ryan and Kamen were, I couldn’t help but feel that they weren’t the main focus of the book.

In both of the other books, the Subs Club and the foursome that founded it were a big part of the plot –it’s not just about a romance. But here I felt like the group’s acceptance (or lack thereof I should say) of Ryan sort of took over. Also, there was not enough manties play! It became all about the ponies and even though I usually don’t mind it, it got a bit too technical and I lost interest.

Overall, this is a light, funny book with an amusing side of kink that soft-core BDSM fans will enjoy. I was hoping for something not as light, I think, coming out of the second book, which had a darker flair.


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Galley copy of Manties in a Twist provided by Riptide Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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