Sophie finally finds the courage to reenter the Atlanta BDSM scene after extricating herself from an abusive relationship. At a local munch, she meets Dave, a funny, laid-back erotic photographer. When she sees him again later at a dungeon, Sophie is surprised by her strong attraction, and nervous about starting a new relationship, but Dave eases her fears. They embark on a sexy, thrilling D/s relationship and Sophie finds healing and fulfillment in Dave's arms.
But Sophie is still haunted by nightmares of her past. On a dark night in the woods with Dave and his friend Ryan, frightening memories overtake her. She knows that in order to move on, she must uncover the tragedy that haunts her subconscious.
Sophie's quest for answers brings her face-to-face with her previous tormentor. She finds herself once more in the deep woods, not only fighting for answers...but also for her life.
Reader Advisory: Contains brief but graphic violence.
The characters were very much likable, the story plot was good but I didn't really get sucked into the book that much. The romance between Sophie and Dave was super sweet and lovely to watch but the book just kinda just fell flat for me.
There were lots of kinky punishment and sex but it wasn't very ...steamy and exciting for me. Maybe it's because I wasn't that into their kink which was S/M or maybe because I read this while I was slightly sleepy. On a whole, I enjoyed the emotional development of this story but the steam just fell short of it.