When I read the little blurb in the back of the book that talked about the author, I found that she used to be a TV exec. I thought about that a lot when I was reading the book. Like "I could see how this part would sell to the masses", or, "I could see how a housewife would eat this up". To be honest the books reminds me of a dark Harlequin Romance novel. The head fucks are all there. "Love me, don't love me, love me, don't love me,"; the chick being a severe codependent, and need to "save" him. Um, not your job. That is what really disturbed me most about the book. It's full of mind fucking. I'm not in a BDSM relationship, and have never been, but the severe, destructive codependency outside of the bedroom disgusted me.