Author: J.A. Rock
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Rating: 4.5 stars
Type: Novel in a Series
Received from Publisher
Blurb:Thirty people. Two hours. Only the strong will survive.
When Riddle decides to put on a slave hunt, the Subs Club is on board. Tops hunting bottoms in the woods with paintball guns? Yes. Captives strung up on whipping posts, at the mercy of their captors? Hell yes. But on the morning of the hunt, nothing’s going according to plan. Miles and Drix are at odds over Miles’s reluctance to move in together. Dave is determined to show up D, who thinks Dave won’t last two minutes in the woods. Gould finds himself torn between obeying his master’s orders and living out a longtime fantasy. And Kamen inadvertently becomes a double agent when he aligns himself with two different parties.
By the end of the hunt, alliances will be forged and broken, loyalties will be tested, relationships will be strengthened…and someone will barrel roll. Narrated by ten different characters, Slave Hunt tells the story of two hours in the woods that will change everyone forever. Or at least, remind them that love is the greatest victory of all.
Review: Slave Hunt is the fifth book in The Subs Club series. It can be read as a standalone and still make sense, however it would be a bit like reading an epilogue without reading the story.
The hunt is on as each of the couples from the previous books in the series come together for a day of fun, kinky shenanigans and prizes. Unlike the other books, this one is told from multiple POVs including from the other partners of the couples/threesome we didn’t get in their own book. It was really interesting to get inside the heads of the characters we hadn’t heard from before. Even with so many POVs, it works really well and the author handles them all with ease to create a whole picture of where everyone is at now they have settled into their relationships. The only character whose POV felt a little unnecessary was Maya. I think I liked her more before I got to read her inner monologue. Kel’s POV was probably the one I enjoyed experiencing the most of the non-Subs Club members. D’s journal entries style chapters were perfect for his character and very funny to read. Kamen and Ryan were laugh out loud funny, and the competitiveness between D and Dave was highly entertaining (although D’s chapters also showed some surprisingly tender emotions). Gould/Greg/Kel’s chapters made my heart happy to see how far they’d come in their relationship. Gould’’s story was heartbreaking at times, so it was especially nice to see the threesome coming together a lot more cohesively now than when we had left them at the end of 24/7.
I found this book a lot of fun to read. There was a great balance of frivolity, humour and showing the strong and loving bonds between all the characters. It was nice getting to spend some time in all the characters’ and see how they had grown as individuals over the two years since the events of the first book. It was also wonderful seeing how the relationships of each of the couples/threesome were weathering life’s little bumps in the road, the loving compromises the partners had made for the other and the happiness they had found.