This is the first book I've read where the characters actively talk about the rape or forced sex fantasy. Usually in these Dom-rom books, they don't go that far. The sex depicted can be rough and dominating and controlling but never to the point of what Flynn does. However, everything Flynn does is with Laurel's consent and he is always aware of what she wants and needs from him.
The sex is rough and sometimes a little violent, often including slapping (her hitting him as she fights) and also spitting in the face (her again at him). Flynn's kink is the power play during sex, holding a woman down, pinning her with his strength, directing and ordering her what to do to him, forcing her. All of this often leads to the rape scenario roleplay, the one where she's told to do what he says or she'll get hurt. 'Scream and I swear I'll kill you.' And Laurel loves this type of fantasy.
As I'm reading it, I'm thinking about how gritty he is, how darkly intense, how implacable and intimidating in expression and body. Just bad-boy yummy. He's so brutish, almost barbarian in how alpha he is. Flynn is primal, in-your-face mean and tough; he's a bruiser, a brutish fighter and an aggressive, domineering lover. His rough kinks totally turned me on; it's so very erotic and hot. I can't tell you how hot- his bold actions, his dominating attitude, his nasty words.
Flynn also has his sweet, tender moments. He's more than that tough guy who likes it rough. I think the story is amazing. And I loved Flynn, whatever that says about me. Flynn is no Prince Charming; he's no smooth talker. He's definitely not the hearts and flowers type but he is one of a kind. The heroine Laurel thinks about Flynn: 'You are some f****d-up kind of magical.' And that he is - a hard, gritty kind of magical, made from dark, secret desires. Loved it! This is an awesome book.