(This review may contain spoilers).
Having read and enjoyed works by this author before, I was really eager to read this particular book.
I enjoyed being able to get to know Andie throughout the storyline. She was a character I found really easy to empathise with and I had a lot of sympathy for her.
I also really appreciated the opportunity to see Nina and David and how they related to the Littles they played with, particularly John. While I might have liked a bit more detail about their lifestyle (and especially more about the Littles they adopted), it was really good to see the nature of their play and the acknowledgement of safe words.
I really liked the fact that, although there were a lot of sexual scenes, the book was as much about the relationship forming between the characters as the erotic parts. It was nice to see that Andie was clearly a submissive and there were also some really nice elements of foreshadowing throughout.
I did like Hal and his relationship with Andie, even though I felt Hal could have made better choices. By the end of the book, I did feel some sympathy for him… and I really couldn’t blame him for his reaction towards Andie at the end.
It was also good to see David and Nina in their lives and jobs outside of their lifestyle. I would have liked to see a bit more of Nina’s work, since I thought it was interesting it fit so well with her and David’s llifestyle.
I would have liked to see a bit more of Andie’s history with Steve and also some more of the secondary characters. Some of them were named, but not really expanded upon, and I would have liked some more depth to the other characters in Steve’s gang.
I found it really easy to see the emotions of each of the characters and there was some really nice buildup. I did also really like Nate’s character and it would have been good to see more of him. And I especially liked Rocky.
I liked the way the book ended and it left me wanting to see more of the characters and their lives. I’d particularly like to see more of Nina and David’s Littles and how Andie might relate to them.