The author chose not to follow the traditional male/Dom and female/sub pattern. Instead she created Ava Goode, a smoking hot and badass professional Dominatrix, who is likable from the very start. At first glance Ava seems to have it all together. But then we learn she has some classic daddy issues and relationship insecurities. These are brought to the forefront when she meets her newest boy toy, Gabe Burton. He's a strong CEO by day, but at night he is putty in Ava's hands.
What was most surprising about the book was the suspenseful plot taking place behind the romance. Ava is being stalked, and the stalker becomes more and more deranged as the story unfolds. I thought for sure I knew who that person was on three separate occasions. I was wrong all three times.
This was an easy read with crisp writing that flowed very well. The sex scenes were delicious and also realistic. I highly recommend this book, and I look forward to Allan's next.