First, let me say that Kitty Thomas is an awesome writer. Had this book not been highly recommended by several other bloggers, I would have never read it.
Comfort Food is a twisted tale that had me seriously weirded out. Even though I didn't like what was going on in the story, it was told in such a way that held my attention from start to finish.
Seriously, I did not know what to think. The book started out with a simple kidnapping but quickly turned into a master and slave situation. At that point, I knew the ending wouldn't be good, but I still wanted to find out who this crazy guy was and what he wanted. Apparently being rich and handsome doesn't keep you from being very, very crazy.
When I thought things couldn't get any worse, the story got darker and darker. Some of the things that happened in the book, I cringed at. I didn't know whether to feel sorry for Emily or be happy for her. For her to have been a self help guru, she broke pretty quickly and was gone from there. She was a survivor, but a weak one.
The ending of the book is what really messed me up. I started reading this book knowing that it was a far cry from my usual romantic titles, but I did secretly want these two crazies to be together. I always want an HEA and I was convinced that Emily was going to get hers, just not the one she insisted on having.
Comfort Food raped my mind. I feel totally violated. The shock of this story has not worn off yet. The sad part about it is that I loved every minute of it.
If you are looking for something dark and erotic, this book is for you. But if you are not a fan of bondage and control, I think you need to pass on this one.