Sweet and heartfelt. I'm a sucker for stories of odd lots finding a pairing. Add in a sub-theme of people figuring out the nuances of what they want instead of what they think they want--Sold. So easy to get confused life, and boy is Mark one confused guy. Desperately flailing around in hopes of finding what he needs and attracted to all the wrong things. Luckily, there are people looking out for him and when his need is great they step in. Edward, frozen in time is marking time. Going through the motions after a huge loss, he's surprised by a request--one he can't refuse. I gets a lot more than he bargained for.Trademark Dare loving and dedicated D/s; this is a sweet read even with the trauma Mark suffers.