A "non-kinky" friend mentioned this book to me in hushed tones a couple of weeks ago. This is a person I feel comfortable sharing bawdy jokes with - and she gives as good as she gets. But she doesn't actually know I'm an author of S&M fiction Anyway I'm 100 pages in and I have to say it's bordering on vanilla (so far), and the characters are a bit 2 dimensional. But I guess all things are relative, and it may "heat up". Personally I think any novel that gets BDSM out there into the wider world has to be a good thing. What say you?