This review is for books 2 and 3. I loved book one but found the subsequent two stories less appealing. The pain play was ratcheted up to a cringeworthy level and these scenes were repeated over and over without the same amount of sexual tension and desperate love that characterised book one. Both Sam and Hector acted in unlikeable ways at times. I'm glad they got back together at the end but in hindsight I could have stopped at book 1 and not missed anything good.