When I finished this book, I stared at the last page for a long time, velcroed to my seat, taking ragged breaths, gathering my reactions. Throughout the story, I felt trapped in a bounce house, flailing wildly up and down, changing direction against my will, all while wearing a terrifying smile on my face. Nora's character--her decisions, her motivations, her mistakes--takes you on a soul-searching journey, haunting you with the sounds of the soul as it shreds, goading you with the hope of its mending. Many might disagree, but I found an unforgettable, immeasurable love amidst these pages. The tormented, esoteric kind that imprints itself on the psyche and illuminates the meaning of sacrifice. This series has earned a top shelf spot on my BDSM books I'll read again, and is a must read for erotica fans who appreciate the psychology behind the lifestyle.