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Disappointed - spoiler alert
Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2017
I'm usually a huge fan of Twyla's books but I couldn't enjoy this one. I am quite familiar with the bdsm lifestyle and this left a bad taste in my mouth..Ivan dominated the book, I even grew respect for his determination despite his cruel ways but Yuri..??? The hero.. who stood there and prioritized his loyalty to his boss over the woman he supposedly loves .. is used and humiliated again and again. He watched and helped break Winter.. until she could almost no longer separate her body's natural response vs actual affection. It's forced orgasm with a man who terrifies you to the core, there is nothing hot about developing an attraction for someone who seeks to break you as a person, not to earn your submission but to take it .. I have adored all of Twyla's stories until this one. For those who are new to BDSM out there, please.. this is not what a healthy BDSM relationship is. It's Abuse from the Villain while the Prince or Beast waits until the very last moment to save the princess.
I'm sure a lot of readers did enjoy it as I saw the ratings were along the 4 to 5 stars but it's not for me. Torment and misery, non-consensual during the entire read until the typical clichè ending with tying the knot and sealing your doom with a baby.