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 happens when all expectations of pleasure and pain are turned upside down, as whips become comfort and chicken soup becomes punishment.
This is not a story about consensual BDSM. This is a story about “actual” slavery. If reading an erotic story without safewords makes you uncomfortable, this is not the book for you. This is a work of fiction, and the author does not endorse or condone any behavior done to another human being without their consent.
This is the first book I have ever read that is about non-consensual anything. I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it but the story evolved to something that I did enjoy. I was surprised that I enjoyed the story. I didn’t think I would because it was much darker then what I normally read but I wanted to try something different and I am glad that I did. It is hard to not start to care about the two people in the book even though one of them is the “monster” that kidnapped Emily. I kind of was hoping for a HEA for them. And I was trying to understand what would make me want them to be happy together but I know most if it is because of how Emily is feeling in throughout the story. I am sure if it would have been completely horrid I wouldn’t have been able to get through it but it in all honesty wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. There was no rape for the most part he gives her choices which I am sure there are books that don’t put in that option. And it drove me crazy that he didn’t say anything to her for the longest time. I have to say I am VERY surprised that I enjoyed this story as much as I did. But like the disclaimer says if you have an issue with reading non-consensual then you will not like this one. Although it isn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be but he is demented and has a sick way of thinking. That is for sure. I am not sure I will be reading another like it for a while these type of books I will read but will have to space them out. I don’t know if I could read them back to back like I can other types of books.