This is a lighthearted menage a cinq romp. The allusions to submissions are dubious, there is no real D/s in this story other than a menacing stance, brief prop appearances, and "firm" words. Yeah, okay. That said it was fun to read and I liked all the characters. As quick as they were in and out, focus people, each character was unique and enjoyable. Impressive for the limited space actually. I'd like to read something longer by Carnes.