This story is a departure from Shaun Jeffrey's usual genre of horror but there is something horrific in this tale of a young girl groomed for sex by her dissolute mother's boyfriend, Trevor. Tina lacks self-esteem which is often the catalyst for young people falling into bad company. Her family is split; she sees little of her caring father and has an unfriendly, envious and almost aggressive relationship with her older sister. Trevor appears to be offering her love, status, material goods, all she feels her life lacks.
The skill of the writing here is that through the first person narrative we watch Tina being slowly drawn into believing that Trevor is acting from love and for her own good. She still believes this when things go sharply downhill. A short novella this, but nicely done.