After an outburst at work, Joanna is ordered to go on vacation to a resort, only to arrive and find no reservation in her name. Fortunately, kindly Louise is there to offer her a place to stay. Joanna quickly learns that she has been set up, and the Walkers are only too glad to teach her the joys of a good spanking. As she leaves, she is handed a business card with an address that will help her take the next step. Is every one of Joanna's moves after that are orchestrated? Is every one she meets a member of the Continuum? Is every encounter that takes her deeper into submission and punishment a part of an elaborate set-up? And who is behind it all? Who is her mysterious "Master"? Major Walker? Her boss, Halloran? Denis Davidson, the odd American? Kevin Steele, her co-worker and adventurous lover? Cynthia, who teaches her the joys of loving a woman? You'll have to read to find out.
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.