You know those TV mini-serials? Red-herring riddled things where a gazillion characters are introduced, a dozen storylines are started, the tension buillds builds build and just when it starts getting REALLY interesting this text appears "to be continued next week" and the credits roll?That's just what this book was. Absolutely frustrating.And no warning about this being the start of a series, at least none that I'd be aware of.For what it was,the story was not bad. Interesting characters, though the whole premise takes a lot of suspension of disbelief. An interesting take on the BDSM theme too,with the sub so clearly in charge. But just too chopped off- I wouldn't even call the ending a cliffhanger, the book ended just in the middle of the story.