The characters are not deep, and the author has an annoying habit of fading to black during the sex scenes, but overall this is a great book. The plot stays on base, and takes the reader through a fascinating voyage of discovery, and, with some introspection and feeling, into "the lifestyle" of BDSM. It gives the reader a deeper understanding of the emotions and sexual feelings involved in pain and pleasure.
Although the company had supposedly reserved her a room at an out of the way health spa, there was no record of the reservation or any room at the hotel. Fortunately for Joanne, one of the local residents, Louise Walker, offers her a room at her house while she attends 'out patient' type session at the spa. It certainly doen't tale long for Joanne to figure out that Laouise and her husband, a retired Major, certainly are not your run of the mill 'normal' couple and she quickly begins to spy on their rauccus lovemaking and just plain hot and heavy sexcapdes.
Joanna, not being a shrinking sexual Violet herself soon joins her hosts and discovers that not only are there new sexual tricks to be learned but also that the lost reservation, the opportune appearance of Louise at the club were not really coincidences but rather a set up ......
From this point on our heroine is subjected to a series of coincidental meetings and experiences that convince her that her life and sexual experiences are just a contiunuum of life with each new experience being just slightly different ...
The author takes us on a magical mystery tour as we enjoy the new sexual awakening of Joanna while she tries to discover the beginning, the end and the person responsible to have submerged her in this sexual continuum .....