'Midnight Masquerade' is Anya Summers' first book in her new series "Dungeon Singles Night" which is a spinoff of her "Manor" series. It's not necessary to read one to enjoy the other but you'll miss all the deliciousness she gave us in the "Manor". In this storyline we meet Gabriel, who with his brothers, own several businesses which includes the Eros Pit, a BDSM club. They instituted a rule to never date an employee. They've been there, done that, hence the rule. Sophia escaped a situation where her husband, along with someone close to her, mentally and physically abused her until she almost died. That's how she wound up being hired as the events coordinator at Eros Pit. The interactions between these two, the palpable chemistry, Gabe's dominant, protective personality that holds a dark side along with Sophia's bold personality that allows her to standup for herself and what she believes in even though she is a submissive with her own vulnerabilities and insecurities. There's a bit of danger, twists and turns with the air of suspense, and at one point I had a knot in my throat and tears in my eyes. It's a great representation of what to expect from the remainder of the series.