I'm almost done with the third book. I actually like it and think it's OK. The suspense is what kept me into it. Not to mention I'm one of those people that had to finish what I start as long as it is tolerable. I think people are too quick to judge based on the critics without reading themselves. No, it isn't some grand masterpiece of literature. It has repetition and the kinky scenes are still rather vanilla, but I liked the plot. I understand people that engage in BDSM being offended of the freedom for the male character's reason for being into it but also need to keep in mind that it is just a story, fiction. It is one portrayl of a BDSM relationship. Anyone that reads it and is further interested in BDSM will look it up and see how it really is. I also think people need to forget that it is from Twilight fanfic. SO many people are bashing it for that very reason.
However, I do think the author could have made note that this isn't how all BDSM starts in the end or beginning of her book, on her website or in interviews just because this iss a new topic for most as well as it being kind of taboo in our society, if you will.