Very sexy read! The writing is sensual and sexy and I loved it even though I wouldn't want to do most of the things the characters do! It has an upbeat tone and great chemistry with the characters. I'm sure I'll be reading this one more than once!
Mary is a devotee and Madden's descriptions of her desires and feelings are astoundingly accurate.
Here is a brief excerpt:
"I have a thing. A bad thing. A perverted thing. A heart-stopping, lust-inducing, bad, secret, kinky thing. A thing for boys who can't walk.
And, no, I have no idea why. Of course, I've tried to work it out. Of course, I've got nowhere...But I guess it's always this way with things like this, isn't it? I mean, your body doesn't do 'why?' does it? Your blood doesn't explain why it pumps the way it does. Your heart doesn't tell you why it beats faster. Your tissue, your bones, they're not going to scribble you a quick enlightening Post-It about why certain strange things equal certain strange feelings...I guess what I really think is that-- for me-- if you can explain exactly why something turns you on, pinpoint some life- and lust-changing event that skewed your sexuality one way or another...then it really can't turn you on all that much, not if you can analyze it in a clear-headed way like that. It can't be getting to you in a proper, deep, right-there-in-the-bone-marrow kind of way. Well, that's my theory. So don't expect too much in the way of cold hard reductionism about exactly why I like boys in wheelchairs. I just do. Like some people like firefighters and some (rather more dubious people) like choirboys."
Good, strong, solid writing and characters that absolutely shine. I highly recommend this book.