Kitty Thomas' writing style appears to be pretty straightforward and minimalistic when you first begin reading her stories, but she can really pack an emotional punch.
I both liked and disliked Christian, which I'm pretty sure is how I was supposed to feel. He is a monster and he makes no apologies for it. He is honest though, even when it isn't convenient to be, and I always respect that in a person.
Bondage and Discipline: 3 of 3
Dominance and Submission: 3 of 3.
Sadism and Masochism: He is certainly sadistic,
and she has some masochistic tendencies, but
not on the level of his sadism. 2 of 3
Extra Point: I've gone back and forth on this one.
It is an extreme book, and the D/s play is a
major factor throughout. However, it is not
consensual, and in my mind BDSM by definition
is consensual. But, if I don't give it then
that puts the intensity level at an 8, and it's
more intense than that. So, yes.
As for the writing elements, the plot is exceptional and has an unexpected and satisfying ending, something I had no idea was possible throughout most of the book. Pacing was fine, prose and dialogue were well written, character development was exceptionally well done, and world-building was detailed and interesting.
The Last Girl is a 10 of 10 for me, and the heat level a 4 of 5.
Book Rating: The Last Girl: 10 of 10
BDSM Intensity Level: 9 of 10
Heat Level: 4 of 5
See my complete review at: http://bdsmbookreviews.blogspot.com/2012/02/last-girl-by-kitty-thomas.html
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)