At first, I was excited to read this novel. I even really liked it at first. But as time wore on and I read more and more of it, I found Mattie to be obnoxious. Even to myself, it didn't seem like a fair assessment. But I have grown tired of bdsm novels with abused heroines. It seems like such a cliche.
And towards the end, I had a problem with Bryce. Mattie asks for one thing, and it's almost like the end of the world. Getting out of saying 'I love you' with any means necessary doesn't seem like a romance to me.
I do plan on giving this series one more book though. I've read other books by this author and liked them well enough, although I have to admit, I have yet to be wowed by this author.