Book Review

Book Release & Review: Chub Rub by Shannon Youngblood

Title: Chub Rub 

Author: Shannon Youngblood 

Cover Designer- Courtney Cannon (

1. (of a person or animal) having a large amount of excess flesh.
Hi. My name is Maggie, and I’m a fat person. No, I’m not a self-loathing, angry woman who thinks all skinny girls are the devil spawn of satan, thank you very much. What I am is a cubicle dwelling, shy girl with a healthy love for all things chocolate and deep fried. Yeah, I know, I should put down the brownie and pick up a celery stalk, but where is the fun in that? My best friend, Polly, assures me that the club we’re going to tonight is going to be loads of fun, but I’m not sure. Until I meet him.
/aekwe fo bic/
1. abnormally afraid of water
Yes, Yes. Laugh it up. A 30 year old, sexually Dominant male, who owns his own club, is scared of water. If you’d been through what I had as a child, you’d be fucking terrified of it too. I’ve always looked for Mrs. Right Now, preferring to fling myself from a moving airplane into the Atlantic than to think about settling down. Until she comes walking into Newcomers night at my club.
1. the complex emotional or psychological interaction between two people.
This is Jackson’s world, not mine, but he’s slowly dragging me under, introducing me to things I don’t fully understand, but want to learn. There is something between us. We can’t fight it. We’re both sinking.

This is the first book I’ve read by this author, but I am definitely a fan of Shannon Youngblood’s now. Obviously there is a heavy BDSM presence in this book so that might not be for everyone. But if you can handle a little bit of taboo, this is a highly recommended read for me. The author had me stressed, she had me laughing, she had me steaming mad and she had me swooning – the sad moments were tearjerkers and the heartfelt moments tugged at my heartstrings. She wrote from both Jackson & Maggie’s POV and I love when authors do that. It helps the reader to get deeper into the characters’ thoughts and emotions.

This book is steamy, it’s sad, and it’s intense; the chemistry between Jackson & Maggie is so strong I think it may have raised my blood pressure just reading it. I love their entire relationship; Maggie isn’t the most secure but I love how Jackson builds her up and helps her realize how beautiful she really is (let me tell you, as a fellow curvy girl, I know how tough it is to see yourself as others do). Actually, both Jackson & Maggie have their broken moments – him with his aquaphobia & her with her self-confidence – but together they really bring out the best in each other. It always makes me smile when both characters realize early on how serious their relationship is getting but neither want to be the first one to say it.


Shannon Youngblood is a thirty something, foul mouthed, erotic romance writer, who loves telling a story full of broken pieces, and broken people. There is no subject too graphic, or too taboo, to grace the pages of her stories. Shannon believes that life is not always Happily Ever Afters and Flowers, and sometimes her stories might reflect that. (Non HEA’s OH NO!) Shannon loves hearing from her amazing, dirty minded fans as well! Be sure to follow her on her social media sites!

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