Review: Pain For Gain by Sea Caummisar

The story follows the life of Damon Dahmer. After his reality pain game show ‘Easy Money’ was cancelled, he returns to work and finds out that there’s another producer trying to take his job. There’s a new reality pain game show called ‘Pain for Gain’, and Damon must either learn to work with this new producer, or find a way to get rid of him.
Meanwhile, Damon gets lonely and decides to have his girlfriend move in with him.
‘Pain for Gain’ the only show on that television that pays people to get hurt.

Pain for Gain by Sea Caummisar. Deadly Reality Tv series, book 2. 171 pages. Published March 20, 2019. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for the series. Triggers: self mutilation, necrophilia.

Ouch! While the tv series gets (mostly) tamer, the damage Damon does gets turned up to 11. ( There are some places garden sears just shouldn’t go! 😮 ) If you thought Damon had issues in the first book, just wait til you see what he is up to now. He really lets loose after work hours. The author seems to have an endless supply of ways for someone to get injured, and I give a big thumbs up for coming up with some amusing methods. And I have to say, the injury with the meat slicer was a nice touch.

In book 2, you see much more torture for sexual reasons. More sexual activity. More injury to genitalia. We see a little bit of this in the first book, but Damon amps up the sexual side of his hobby along with his violent behavior.

Pain for Gain was entertaining, but not as good as Easy Money. One of the problems was that it felt a little too slow sometimes. It was kind of hard to put my finger on why, exactly. The pacing was just… off somehow. I think part of that had to do with the editing not being as tight in this book. Typeos and errors happen to all of us, but when there are a lot of them…. it kind of takes you out of the story some, you know what I mean? I think if Pain for Gain got another pass through editing, the flow and pacing would be improved.

I really liked the cliffhanger at the end! Did not see it coming at all. It set the stage for a really interesting plot for book 3, Hurt Bank. I couldn’t wait to see what that meant for Damon and what was going to happen next. It made me want to get started immediately on the next book.

Pain for Gain was entertaining but not as good as book one. Tamer show but Damon turns up the heat on his on personal playtime. Pacing had some problems and the editing was not as tight as the first book. I had fun reading Pain for Gain and the interesting cliff hanger left me so curious about where book 3 was going to go.

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