Just Here for the Pain (The Underdogs #2) by K.A. Merikan


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Length: 90,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Natasha Snow
The Underdogs Series
Book #1 – Manic Pixie Dream Boy – books2read.com/ManicPixieDreamBoy
—. Whips and chains – not optional .—

Sid. Drummer for The Underdogs. Secretly yearning for pain and submission.
Asher. AKA Stan. Stalker. More than meets the eye.

It’s hard to find good hookups while on tour. Sid wants pain, humiliation, and the kind of sex that isn’t easy to get from one-night stands. So for now, he’s given up, settled for an online Dom to get his rocks off, and focused on his band instead. The Underdogs are getting increasingly popular, but there is one fan who has followed Sid since before he even joined the band, and he’s driving Sid mad! Rich, spoiled hipster brat looking for the bad boy experience. If he knew what Sid was really into, he would run for the hills.

Asher is convinced that Sid is The One, his One True Love, his endgame. Years ago, Asher lost his virginity to Sid, and from that moment on, he knew it was meant to be. They had a spark, that honest connection that couldn’t be faked. The members of Sid’s band call him a stalker, but all he wants is to offer Sid his love. When Sid finally chokes out what he wants, Asher is more than ready to unleash it on him.

But the last time Sid was out as gay and submissive, he got badly burnt when his former band kicked him out, and the doors to many opportunities slammed in his face.
Asher wants the whole world to know that he’s dating Sid. Problem is, Sid would much rather keep the relationship as pain-with-benefits.



Just Here for the Pain by K.A. Merikan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sid is skinny, wears his hair in a mohawk and is a drummer in rising rock band. He needs dark dirty things he just can’t get from random hook-ups. He has a Dom that he calls when he just can’t handle his lonely life. The phone sessions aren’t all that satisfactory, but it’s all he has.

Asher, the defacto promoter of the band has been semi stalking Sid for years. Their one hookup several years before has kept Asher in Sids orbit. He wants Sid to be his in every way.

One night Asher follows Sid and see him getting ready to cut himself at the demand of his phone Dom. Asher stops him and Sid tells him to leave him alone. He yells at Asher saying he can’t give him what he needs. Pain, handcuffs, gags, humiliation. Asher surprises Sid by grabbing him and restraining him up against a car and giving him the pain he needs.

This is where their story really starts. Asher just want to be close, perfectly willing to give Sid everything he wants and needs. Thinking it’s probably temporary but willing to take a chance.
Sid craves the feelings that the pain and humiliation brings him, thinking it’s probably temporary but wanting it so badly he’s willing to take a chance.

Their temporary chance rapidly turns into something more but both men are afraid and unable to face the realities of their situation. Some family and band drama round out the story.

An overall good book, it started a little slow for me but improved. This particular kink isn’t mine but I feel it was well done. Second in a series.

Review Copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMG Reads

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K. A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are taken for sisters with surprising regularity. Kat’s the mean sergeant and survival specialist of the duo, never hesitating to kick Agnes’s ass when she’s slacking off. Her memory works like an easy-access catalogue, which allows her to keep up with both book details and social media. Also works as the emergency GPS. Agnes is the Merikan nitpicker, usually found busy with formatting and research. Her attention tends to be scattered, and despite pushing thirty, she needs to apply makeup to buy alcohol. Self-proclaimed queen of the roads.

They love the weird and wonderful, stepping out of the box, and bending stereotypes both in life and books. When you pick up a Merikan book, there’s one thing you can be sure of – it will be full of surprises.


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