In this installation of Sam and Ethan’s story I learned a lot about them and could see why they had the fetishes that they had. I loved the fact that Sam just didn’t fall at his feet and wanted him to earn her even though she is the submissive in the story. Sam is a lawyer and boy you can tell she feels more comfortable with everything in writing. That is probably my only complaint about the story that everything seemed so clinical or legalized. I can understand though why they have it that way, there is no room for misunderstandings when it comes to sadistic fetishes.
Ethan was a tough character to get to know but I think the author was trying to avoid info dumping which was greatly appreciated. I loved the way he wanted so badly not only to be her Dom but to be her protector, even if she was resistant to have him care for her in that matter. It showed me that he was there for much more than play. It made it a lot easier for me to connect with him as if he were a real person and not just a book boyfriend.
Over the heat in this story was not something I have ever thought about doing I felt the fire and was at times fanning myself. The author truly has a way with creating an environment and allowing the reader to experience the scene as the characters do. It is also marked as excessive and it is truly meant for people who have a love for a bit of extreme playtime. I would recommend this to people who are out for more than a mushy love story, because while the love story is there it isn’t gooey and filled with unneeded overdramatic sentiment.