I will start off with what this book IS: It is a well written story, with LOTS of characters, sex scenes (VERY BDSM), and various relationship building throughout. At times though, it seemed like almost too much was going on with everyone. I mean as soon as something would simmer down in one person's life, something tragic/monumental happened in another - it got dizzying at times.
I loved Ethan and Jayden and REALLy wished the book focused solely on them. I read M/M Romance/Erotica because after years of reading M/F romance I got tired of the stale plots and themes surrounding the world of straight relationships. There are only a few authors of M/F romance I currently read (Karen Moning if by far my favorite), but most rely on boring themes and uninspiring worlds that don't deliver.
Now, what the book is NOT: It's not M/M erotica/romance. You should know that there are several female characters, one of them a main character, who is involved in most of the sex/love scenes. Actually, most of the tender moments happening in the book are between the lead character Jayden and the lead female character Lexi. I was disappointed in the fact that Jayden and Ethan didn't have those scenes. I pretty much skimmed over the BDSM scenes where Lexi was involved - I found it tiresome.
Please know when you purchase this book that you are NOT just getting M/M scenes and romance. The romance between the two lead male characters is thin and, again, Lexi, the female lead, is involved in most of the sex/BDSM scenes. Like another reviewer said, I too felt very let down at the end of the book. I felt as though the author just sort of left Ethan hanging out there without a good conclusion - that was most disappointing.
Here's to hoping that the follow-up book about Ethan is more M/M erotica than this one and he gets his well-deserved HEA.