In this #0.7 novella in the Original Sinners series, Charlotte's acclimation to the BDSM lifestyle is abrupt, but believable. From the beginning, her motivations are transparent, and Kingsley's proposal is too mouth-watering tempting to pass up. My only gripe is Kingsley's woodenness. Written in third person, I don't remember spending a moment in his head, and while in Charlotte's viewpoint, he seemed to lack emotion. Even a tightly controlled Dom--especially a tightly controlled Dom--will portray an expression of feeling, through his eyes, his voice, his actions. I didn't perceive this depth as much as I would've liked, which took some of the conviction out of the romance. Nevertheless, the short story was full and satisfying, inciting me to continue the series.