This is the second book in the Shadowlands series, and Sinclair seems more comfortable with her characters. Kari is a schoolteacher, raised by nuns, and not sure Shadowlands is the right place for her. Her boyfriend, an inexperienced Dom, is a real douchebag. Kari is ready to leave when Master Z offers her the opportunity to work with an experienced Dom. She agrees.
Master Dan is still grieving the death of his wife three years ago, and has never played with a Sub more than once. He agrees to take Kari and finds himself drawn to her sweetness, innocence and inexperience.
Watching these two characters work through their problems together was a real treat.