Manties in a Twist (The Subs Club #3) / J. A. Rock
Disclaimer: This is a review of an erotic novella about people who get off on what some readers may consider rather horrible things being done to them in consensual situations.
The books in this series portrays kink in a manner that you are not likely to have encountered in popular erotic romance (Fifty Shades of Grey, Bared to You, etc). Depending on your general stance, you'll end up either shocked or thrilled at the kink play within.
The Subs Club series follows a group of four men still mourning the loss of their friend due to carelessness during an edge-play scene at a BDSM club over a year ago. These are the stories of them reconciling their loss, developing relationships, growth, and hot and heavy sexy times.
Previously reviewed: The Subs Club and Pain Slut
Kamen is the joker, the one who says awkward things and never seems to take anything seriously. Hal was his friend, but the Sub's Club has never been an avenue for social justice or education to him, but something that he did with the people who mean the most to him.
Things are going well for Kamen, he's in a serious relationship with a man he loves, and their kinks compliment each other's. Spanking, women's clothing, lacy panties, you name it. But it's hard when his friends don't seem to get Ryan, or his relationship with him.
Then an argument with the Sub Club's "arch rival" Cinnamon pulls Kamen and Ryan into a Pony Play competition, and the two of them start getting serious about something they never thought about.
Love, trust, and friendship lie at the core of this story.
Each of the stories of The Subs Club series takes on different aspects of BDSM and types of relationships, and Manties in a Twist stays true to form. Not only that, but it explores Kamen as a character, not just the silly but simple member of the best friend foursome. The story has a levity not quite present in the first two books, but still carries both individual and ongoing serious threads. The featured kink of Manties in a Twist revolves around dress-up, costumes, role-play, and accessories, rather than pain or discipline as featured in The Subs Club and Pain Slut. A solid continuation of the series.
Advance Reader Copies courtesy of Riptide Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review; changes may exist between galley and the final edition.