Wow this was some angst .I'm not the type to enjoy so much sadistic tendies and I can't understand the need for control yet you hotwife your sub as a dom ?? Doesn't that go against your Dom tendencies ? I was quite confused by that act really . (the hero didn't do that , his fellow doms do which doesn't make sense to me ) This is my biggest problem with these BDSM books . They all like to paint a picture and most of the pictures don't add up . I must say the heroine was much better and I applaud her for being so strong . She went through a whole lot that I can't even process or talk about .Her whole life was a complete shit storm . I had some problems with the hero ,his big sercret was not so big. I can understand the guilt but really the big reveal was snooze worthy for me .Atleast it was something different from the tortured hero with their very disturbing abusive pasts.He was milk water to me , he could never really protect his wife from the multiple threats . That was dissapointing ,he just did not come alive in this for me . That's a very sad fact! I love Sawyer ,You rock man !! Second best character .You hold the fort and you do what you gotta do for the people you love. I'm really proud.4 stars for this book.Just have to finish the series ,need to know what happens next overall . How much anguish can they take .