This was a nice follow up to the Russian Bear. This book starts immediately following the Russian Bear. The BDSM in this one is somewhat light compared to the previous book because the guys are working their way through the fall out from Tom's attack. They are struggling to recover and some insecurities in their relationship need to be addressed. I appreciated in this book that Mischa got to be vulnerable (however brief it was) about how the attack also affected him. Overall, I enjoyed this follow up.