Sweet, hot, and touching. Carefully controlled to not overload the reader this tale has some seriously gritty elements, but the heroine's salvation so tenderly executed makes the horror of the her past less intense. Yes, it could have been written to be brutal and terrify, but this being the third book I've read by Sinclair I realize that the well being of the submissive is always paramount and that trust (there is always a transgression, but minor) will never be broken. Perfect world? Maybe, but enticing, nonetheless.