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~Pre-Release Review~Just Here for the Pain (The Underdogs, #2) by K.A. Merikan~


36216326Title: Just Here for the Pain
Authors: K.A. Merikan
Series: The Underdogs, #2
Page Count: 240 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, BDSM
Release Date: February 4, 2018
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating:4.5 Stars


…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.

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Another brilliant read by K.A. Merikan where, once again, the reader is pushed to the limits. For someone who really isn’t into BDSM this one totally worked for me and I think it’s down to the characters of Sid and Asher. 

Sid… the drummer with The Underdogs, likes:

  • -Pain
  • -Humiliation
  • -Submission
  • -The harder he’s pushed, the better
  • -He has a difficult time finding someone who can give him the kink he craves.

Asher...he is:

  • -Immaculately put together
  • -A bit of a hipster
  • -Rich/spoilt
  • -And completely obsessed with Sid.

Sid and Asher have a history of sorts. Sid was Asher’s first and ever since he’s been chasing the dream of making Sid his. A figure of ridicule, at times, from the rest of the band due to his stalkerish behavior he seems to brush off the jokes but there’s only so much he can take when he begins to question his own actions and Sid’s treatment of him.

Now, more than six years after their one time together are things about to get a bit too complicated for Sid when Asher offers him the one thing he craves?
This is pretty hardcore stuff BUT alongside the pain and degradation, there’s a tenderness between them as well.

Buckle up and get ready for a wild, kinky ride, as Sid and Asher both learn what they need from each other.

I highly recommend! 💗





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