Story rating: 4 out of 5 paddles
Sting factor (kink): 5 out of 5
Sam meets Ethan at a Mixed Martial Arts fight. Even though she is attracted to him, she has decided that she will not date anyone not involved in the BDSM scene.
I enjoyed reading this book. I think the author showed valid reasons for someone to only date within the lifestyle, as there are a lot of misunderstandings that can arise when one party is vanilla and not open to experimentation.
The author showed a lot of the safety nets that should be followed once someone that you don’t know very well has indicated interest: safe words, references from people you trust in the lifestyle, and attending munches. I enjoyed the give and take between Sam and Ethan. Both are very strong characters and it was fun reading about them as they found their way together.
Reviewed by Iron Mistress