I am not going to do a summary since you can read it for yourself and other reveiwers have a done a great job.
I must say I was a little hesitant to read this but I had heard such great things about this book. It is very graphic (in bdsm not the sex) and takes a much stronger bdsm theme than I have read before. There were parts of this book I liked and parts that I really didn't like. Overall I think it was a good read but not for everyone.
What I liked was the quick way we got to know the heroine and how she thinks and feels. I really could see myself as the heroine and feel how she felt. She was a well rounded character with flaws and not perfect or too stupid to be believed. The way she changes her thinking from being the victim to being a willing participant was heart wrenching because I knew what the man was doing and knew there was only one way it could go. The man/master was also pretty well rounded but I didn't care for him and how elitist/egocentric he was. He did seem like someone I could meet in my real life and maybe that is why I didn't care for him. The ending was believable for the heroine even though I didn't agree with it.
What I didn't like was the extreme nature of this story. It really disturbed me alot and toward the end it was really chilling how the man was so uncaring that he was doing something wrong and to me a not healthy relationship. Maybe it is because I don't understand this lifestyle but most stories I have read with BDSM the two main characters are still loving and have healthy relationship skills.
Overall the writing was good but to much of the story I didn't care for which is the reason I gave it a lower rating than most. I do think the story is different than most but I just didn't think it was what I think of a 5 star rating.