Review: Slave Hunt (The Subs Club #5) by J.A. Rock

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.

There will be some totes random pics/gifs off in here that won't make a lick of sense unless you read the book. Yap! Call me a tease, I can take it.

I hate to break the bad news but... this really did feel like an epilogue.

ugly crying does not help the separation anxiety, in case you were wondering.

BUT! All is not lost because Ms. Rock is going to team up with her Wonder Twin a.k.a. Ms. Henry to bring us short stories from this world so SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER AT THE END OF THE BOOK, PEOPLES! "Grillin' with Kamen" could still happen! I'm keeping the dream alive.

True story! I only meant to peek at this thing but it started with Kamen and... what can I say? The next thing I knew I had finished it. Oops. So, yeah, I hearted it. I hearted it real hard. 

I don't know how other people read books but when I read a book that is told exclusively from one character's perspective as the first four have been I try to fill in the blanks, so to speak, of the other person. I try to "hear" them, figure them out and in this book we actually did get to hear them! Ryan, Greg and D all sounded like I thought they would, and by the way, Ryan and D's perspectives are hilarious. Drix, however, surprised me. I think I underestimated him and... he charmed me. I was charmed by the vampyre.

He was mine, always was, no matter where we lived, no matter how busy or distracted or anxious we got. We belonged to each other, and I made up my mind that gift cards or no gift cards, I was buying this man a vac bed tonight.

The addition of Maya threw me. I could be a little biased, because Kamen. But she's got a mouth on her and if she keeps talking smack about my boy we will have words. She's full of snark and was amusing but I'd have rather her time been spent with the original nine or maybe Fucktopus, though perhaps it's best he remain an enigma. That's the only quibble I have.

All the guys have something to strive for in the slave hunt. Alliances are formed. And broken. Sacrafices are made. Points are proven. Some have exceptionally poor wardrobe choices that may or may not have resulted in circulation being cut off. There may have been a tea and fruit baskets as a bounty. Some unexpected stories are told. Getting chased by puppies happens. Someone almost gets captured by their archnemesis. Pony puns are made. Hilarity ensued all around. There are a few touching moments, because J.A. Rock, but by and large it was good fun.


You bet your sweet ass it was! There cannot possibly be anything better than ruffley, lacey panties on Kamen. I refuse to believe otherwise. AND he's loud! #winning 

The kink in this one was epic. Not only Rymen's public scene but the zipline and the Florentine flogging scenes... I was on fire! Those combined with all the laughing, I felt I was being tickle topped, a strange yet oddly energizing sensation. There is m/f sex on page for those averse, because bisexual.

Slave Hunt was everything I could've hoped for and more. What hit home was how happy each of these relationships have made these characters. It's set about two years after 24/7 and it's clear they've all flourished. They're all in a good place, haven't stagnated and are continuing to stay present in their respective relationships. The cherry on top was seeing how the slave hunt brought all of them closer together as an unconventional, kinky family; that made me happiest of all.

I really, really don't want this series to be over but if it is... thanks to J.A. for the feels and chuckles. I will cherish these stories and characters. They're definite reread material for me.

But I sure do think Bowser deserves his own story. That ginger lumbersexual sadist needs a twink to wreck. I am just saying.

Must read for fans of this series. I would not recommend reading this one as a standalone, though.

An ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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