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

Just Here for the Pain (The Underdogs, #2)

---. 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 incr...

Details Just Here for the Pain (The Underdogs, #2)

TitleJust Here for the Pain (The Underdogs, #2)
Release DateFeb 4th, 2018
PublisherAcerbi & Villani Ltd.
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Erotica, Bdsm, Contemporary, Music

Reviews Just Here for the Pain (The Underdogs, #2)

  • Judith
    4.5Another brilliant read by The Merikans 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,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,-Immaculately put together,-A bit of a hips...
  • Vir
    Always deeper than you are expecting when you read their blurbs. Always pure entertainment merged with meaning. And that’s the hook these ladies hold on me: the mix between edgy, tender and depth. I love how they build their characters and plots. Be part of it, it is always a pleasure and this story was not different. I loved Manic Pixie Dream Boy but Just Here for the Pain filled me much more in other ways. Because it’s more profound, maybe?...
  • .Lili.
    I requested Just Here for the Pain (The Underdogs #2) by K.A. Merikan before the blurb was added. I loved the first book Manic Pixie Boy and knew I wanted to continue with the series. Then, I read the blurb and considered canceling the ARC request. BDSM and I don't always mix, but I figured sometimes it's good to be pushed out of comforts zones. In the end, it just all worked. I loved the juxtaposition of the characters at first appearance. Sid i...
  • Cadiva
    Five humongous floggers and clamps and humiliating stars, all of them!This book is epic! I didn't connect so much with book one in this series (Dusk & Lolly) but this one, OMG it just ticked every single one of the boxes I didn't even know I needed ticking until I read it.Fair warning, this WILL not be for everyone. It's a love story but it's very definitely not a traditional romance, it's dark, it's deliciously twisted, it's powerful, cleansing ...
  • Ele
    Oh we got the point.WARNING: This review needs to be heavily edited before being posted on Amazon.Ok friends, you really need to heed the warnings for this one. If you expect sweet and fluffy you need to look elsewhere. Because here lie floggers, gags, straightjackets (holy shit!) and an honest-to-god cattle-shocking rod !!!!!! If humiliation is your kink, then this book is for you.Me before Asher's first scene as a dom: "Aww...Look at this cute...
  • River
    The Underdogs are back and now with the story of grumpy Sid and Stalker Stan. But of course that's only the surface, both these characters are so much more. Sid is the dummer of the Underdogs, he's a badass that deep inside only wants some to be in control. Asher (Stan) is a lost boy, when he lost everything he attached to the first person that gave him something good, that's why he follows Sid everywhere even if people mock him, or even Sid is m...
  • Amanda
    Even a stalker deserve his HEA and that's what you get in KA Merikan's world. Let me start off by saying this book is freaking intense for a BDSM theme story. Is something more from the usual whipping, bondage and props, there was more pain and humiliation. I won't describe myself as fan of BDSM, I won't actively seek out such books, but when one lay on my lap I will go with the flow and wing it. Sid is the drummer with a Mohawk and he had this s...
  • Chris
    Yup I freakin loved this book !!! Sid, Sid, Sid - the rockstar drummer with a really kinky side. He craved pain and looked for it in the wrong places, really wanting to find a Dom but not interfering with the band. Little did he know that someone was in front of him all along - Asher ! Asher decides to share a little of his domination and leaves Sid hanging, wondering WTF. This was a love story with the twists and turns of pain, angst and a nice ...
  • Ky
    The second book of "The Underdogs" series is even better, even hotter, even kinkier than the first!We met Sid, the drummer of the band, and Asher, or Stan as everyone had dubbed him, in the first book and it was very much obvious that there was something between them under the whole famous-person - stalker relationship. In Just Here for the Pain we learn about their past, what they have gone through in their lives, what they have suffered, how th...
  • Anja
    K.A Merikan have done it again! Taken me so far out of my comfort zone and made me enjoy the experience!In Just Here for the Pain we get Sid and Asher's aka Stan's story and boy is it a crazy ride! Sid is known as the bad guy, the unattainable one with a sharp mouth and Asher's been chasing him for years! Those two got history and Asher simply can't let it go so he stalks Sid and his band and even though the poor thing gets so many rebuffs, he do...
  • The Novel Approach Reviews
    Just Here for the Pain, the second book of The Underdogs series, is even better, even hotter, even kinkier than the first!We met Sid, the drummer of the band, and Asher—or Stan as everyone had dubbed him—in the first book, and it was very much obvious that there was something between them under the whole famous-person/stalker relationship. In Just Here for the Pain, we learn about their pasts, what they have gone through in their lives, what ...
  • K.S. Morgan
    This was a truly wild and crazy ride that managed to make even me uncomfortable (mostly in a good way). BDSM is not really my theme, but I still enjoyed the book very much. The characters, as they always are with these authors, are complicated and so very alive. Sid is a rather rude, problematic, closed off man who is deeply lonely and who craves pain like other people do rest (or something similar to this). He understands how dangerous his cravi...
  • Anna Rita
    In the first book of this series, we only superficially knew Sid and his stalker "stan" Asher, but this installment is dedicated entirely to them and we will learn more about the hard and reserved character of our dear drummer, Sid. And if in part we have "hated" Asher for revealing to everyone the relationship of Dusk and Lolly without their permission and to be someone who does not give in easily when rejected, starting to know him in a deeper ...
  • Alex
    Well. Color me surprised because apparently I'm not as opposed as I thought about BDSM...I guess it really just depends on the author... I just LOOOOVE these authors.Yeah Sid & Asher really did it for me!I have to say though. I was feeling uncertain about Asher at first. I just didn't get him. I didn't understood what was his deal.. But when I did... WOW!So. Sid. Drummer of the Underdogs. He's shit at expressing his feelings but he has a lot of t...
  • Rebecca ♥ Warner, Kishan, Magnus ♥
    I just finishing reading On Your Knees, Prospect before this, but this one was even better. Both of K.A. Merikan's recent additions to their two current series featured BDSM in a non-BDSM series. But they are very different. Jake, from On Your Knees, Prospect, was very much about submission and service. While Sid was all about pain and humiliation. I wish this had focused more on Asher as a stalker. I would have liked to know what was going throu...
  • Michaelene
    One of the HOTTEST K.A. Merikan books to date?!? I think so!K.A. Merikan are auto-buy authors for me for many reasons. Just Here for the Pain combined them ALL, and it was such a sexy, angsty, darkly erotic read. I’ll say that the first book in the Underdogs series was an okay read for me, but only because I fell in love with the authors’ darker works. This one had that dark flavor that I just adore and it kept me glued to the pages.Sid has b...
  • Marita Hansen
    I loved book 1, but book 2 had a BDSM theme, and I'm really not a fan of BDSM, plus Sid is my least favourite character. Asher is all right, but a bit boring for me. BUT... I really like this series and don't want to miss out on anything, regardless of the theme, especially since they show the other band members. And I like seeing Dawn's scenes a lot, he's my favourite, so I'm really looking forward to his book with Mage. BTW, I love book 3's cov...
  • Angela
    The second book in this series and it was even better than the first. The feel and tone of each book directly reflects the nature of the couple’s relationships. The first was literally lollipops and rainbows. This one is whips and chains. Asher and Sid shared and very intense and intimate weekend together when they much younger. It was this short lived affair that led Asher, known as Stalker, known as Stan, to keep seeking ways to be close to S...
  • Laura ~Passion flower
    Just Here for the Pain (ARC) was graciously provided to me by Signal Boost Promotion for an honest review.   "An Emotionally Gripping and Powerful Read.."      *Silently places head onto desk and quietly exhales*..  Profound and incredible amazement.  Shocked speechlessness.  Overflowing warmth..  I have just completed one of the most deeply pulling and most emotionally gripping new releases I have ever read.  I will say that it will be...
  • Katie
    This one had some serious bite to itRead it. Don't hesitate. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. It's perfect. Sid and Asher are perfect. They have this razor sharp edge so keen it cuts. AND they have the caring to go with it. But when these authors go dark... dude, they had me trembling right along with Sid. They had me flinching. I'm so in love with these authors. Just buy it.
  • LiadANNA
    Just Here for the Pain is second book in The Underdogs series. Is it as good as the first one? Oh, yes. It's super hot and intersting. And so sweet (isn't it a little odd that book about stalker and his victim is sweet? Maybe it is I don't care) – really it is as sweet as Lolly's lollypops. So why I love this book so much, that I read it instead of studing?1. Sid – my dear drummer boy. Finally we get to know more about him. At first book I wa...
  • Mazi
    Nobody does BDSM like K.A. Merikan The scenes were so INTENSE. Honestly that was a privilege to read. I was 100% invested in their emotions. If you like BDSM stories read this inmedietly. Also, I can't wait for Dawn and Mage's story.
  • Michelle
    Love It!Asher and Sid's story was such an emotional ride but OMG the sex scenes were scorching hot!!! I can't wait to find out whose story is next
  •  Joyce
    Wow! I had no idea this was going to go beard core BDSM! Well done! One of the better. dS. Books I’ve read in a while!
  • Emma Jaye
    Enough edge to hook this 'dark' fan but not enough to send a romantic running for the hills. Another winner from the ladies that had me burning the midnight oil to finish.
  • Nica
    SCORCHER!!!This is not your neighbor lady's Fifty Shades of...you get the point. If you read Manic Pixie Dream Boy, and are expecting the sweetness (as sweet as any KA Merikan book can be sweet) of the first book, consider yourself forewarned. You will not find the fluffy, humorous Dusk and Lolly interactions here. You are here just for the pain, and it will hurt oh so good! This is the second book in "The Underdogs" series, and it deals with Sid...
  • iam
    This was nice! Just Here for the Pain is about Sid, whose band The Underdogs is slowly rising above obscurity thanks to its singer and his new boyfriend becoming an internet phenomenon (as can be read about in Manic Pixie Dream Boy but I think both books can be read as standalones too.) Sid is just fine with that - as much as he enjoys the newfound fame, he isn't much of a people person, which makes his stalker Asher, also called Stan, even mo...
  • Ramona
    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...