About the Dommes...Penny, Lotte, and Scarlet. Something about the way Dommes are typically written is a bit off-putting to me. Maybe I've been reading the wrong books, but they seem a bit cold. Although the three Dommes in this book were minor characters, I loved them. The author showed a very human and caring side of them that really added to the story for me.
My thoughts reading this book were all over the place. The first time I read FSOG I remember thinking about how far I would being willing to go and what I would be willing to give up for someone that I truly loved. This book had a bit of that feel for me. Although Mia becomes drawn to certain aspects of BDSM, her true draw is simply Richard (with a bit of Cameron thrown in). The book leaves us with so many unanswered questions. What is the true extent of Richard and Cameron's relationship? The book ends with Cameron, Richard, and Mia sleeping together (just sleeping), but it seems like it was a bit more than Cameron just being a friend and Richard was perfectly fine with that, so where is that going? And what the hell is going on with Tara and Cameron? Is Bailey really in love with Mia? Will Cameron be able to let go of Mia if he is so drawn to her? Where will the Dommes fit into all of this? What about Chrysalis?It will take me awhile to process this one. It is the kind of book that gets better the more you think about it. I initially rated it 4 stars, but after writing this jumbled mess of thoughts, I'm upping it to five.