3.5 StarsI keep hemming and hawing over the rating for this book. Though SM isn't my favorite aspect of bdsm, especially, hard-core pain, I enjoyed the presentation. Pop culture aspect of the show and the quick almost glossy explanation of Victor's family are two parts that didn't work for me. His epiphany was too easy. I really liked the fact that it addressed issues the Dom needed to confront in order to make it work. It's a nice flip of the usual perspective of a SM relationship. Plus the characters were well developed and fun.