This could have been a good book, but is bogged down by mediocre writing, tepid sex scenes, and countless continuity errors. The book starts with an excruciatingly long and boring monologue/diatribe as Serena leaves her first love behind, and ends with a sharp drop off in to nothing. Serena is young and beautiful blah blah, Gustav is extremely wealthy and mildly sadistic blah blah. He offers her a contract, which is not well defined, to be his “protegee” and sex slave, blah blah. I am pretty sure I’ve read this somewhere else…..