I may have rated this book higher if it had ended differently (like with him in jail and her in therapy). Instead this book had a HEA, which I could not justify. It was a story of physical and psychological abuse. The relationship was unhealthy and disturbing, and the ending validated every wrong thing that he did to her. I know there is an aspect of controlled pain and to some extent, abuse in a bdsm relationship, but this portrayed too much pain and abuse. It was sickening. Maybe it was too realistic for me. I couldn't believe she was enjoying any of her time with him because she would have been in constant pain and discomfort. He was constantly hitting, humiliating and abusing her. Not for me.