Advanced Review by Kristie: Slave Hunt, by J.A. Rock

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Slave Hunt, by J.A. Rock
Series: The Subs Club, Book #5
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: October 17, 2016

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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.


F/F and M/M Pairing
Lesbian, Gay, Heterosexual, Poly, Bisexual / Pansexual Orientations
Heavy Kink
Slave/Capture Play (Fantasy)
Self-Discovery / Self-Reflection
Commitment Issues


When I heard there was going to be another Subs Club book, I wondered why. I had thought that the series ended fine. A book for each MC, all of them ending in a way that felt good. Really good. But I found there was more to say, and the process of saying these things would be more entertaining than all the other books put together.

I have a lot favorite moments. Many of these moments were because of the kind, innocent, and sweet nature that is Kamen. The hilarity when I got to the first chapter that is Ryan’s, because if you read this book, you’ll totally get why just seeing his chapters are hilarious. Moments when Miles is trying to work out his feelings, and Drix knowing just what he needs to figure them out. Dave, with his determination to show D just how capable he is. And there is D… his chapters had me giggling like a loon. Who knew he was such an artist? And Gould, his moments with Kel and Greg where we see him more comfortable in his role with them than ever before. And then there is Maya… getting to know her more and seeing how wonderful she really is. That girl needs her own book. All of these moments, awesome.

In the midst of all the funny moments, the times when I cried with laughter, were the little interactions everyone had with each other. There are tender moments, honest conversations, advice given, advice taken, and friendship strengthened. In the middle of this story about a fun day where Doms are hunting their subs through the woods, the excitement of the chase, there was also a true sense of bonding between everyone.

In the end, I think this was my favorite of the series. J.A. Rock delivers a story that is full of tenderness, friendship, love and happy. When a book gives me all the feels, leaving me happy and sated, it’s one of the best feelings in the world. So if you’re a fan of The Subs Club, I highly recommend picking this up. You will not be disappointed.


J.A. Rock is the author of queer romance and suspense novels, including By His Rules, Take the Long Way Home, and, with Lisa Henry, The Good Boy and When All The World Sleeps. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama and a BA in theater from Case Western Reserve University. J.A. also writes queer fiction and essays under the name Jill Smith. Raised in Ohio and West Virginia, she now lives in Chicago with her dog, Professor Anne Studebaker.


You can purchase Slave Hunt from:
Barnes & Noble

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I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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