This was an okay, fun read. I’ve read the others in the series and I enjoyed them more. I guess there’s something about the whole BDSM thing that seems cold or impersonal to me. And this is talked about as BDSM, but I don’t think it really is. Or it’s very light. Rafe, the hero, likes to be in control. There were some hand cuffs, a blind fold, a flogger and not much else. I was relieved to find there was NOT some opulent fantasy BDSM palace that Rafe could afford on a detective’s salary. None of the “scenes” took place at a club. I find myself rolling my eyes at the word “scene” and it was used plenty. Anyway, there just wasn’t much in the way of romance.
I think the circle of friends shares way too much personal information. Also, the names of the various heroines throughout the series are starting to seem sort of stripper-ish to me.