I’m in love with Jeremy Gray, the unlovable, kinky, unapologetic pervert. There is plenty of psychological plot to reassure you that you aren’t reading out-and-out porn, but let this be a warning: This erotica novel holds nothing back. Lots of paddled flesh, biting clamps, humiliation, swinging friends, and stretched orifices. And wholelotta tears. Normally, a sobbing heroine chases me far far away, but the story and the writing are Bea-U-tiful! Nell might cry a lot but her inner strength and heroic decisions are endearing till the end. Jeremy’s outward coldness is as devastating and confusing as his inward narrow-mindedness, but this only intensifies the breathless struggle between the H/h. If you’re looking for the common, benevolent alpha hero, keep looking. But if you want a painful (Ow, shit, that effing hurts!) romance with a hard-earned and viciously tender conclusion, you’ve found your comfort object.