You read the first half of the story and you really aren't quite sure what is going on. You watch Alexis and Rene's marriage crumbling before your eyes and you don't quite understand why. You see his anger but you can't quite understand where it is coming from. You watch her throw herself into her job and you can't quite understand what is driving her behavior. Don't worry. Just be patient.7 years ago, Rene met Alexis and magic happened. He was her perfect Dominant and She was his perfect Submissive. Just so you understand, though, she was his submissive, not his slave. She didn't wear his collar - even while they were playing - and she didn't call him Master - even while they were playing. And she still had her negotiated hard limits. But they were happy and soon they were married and things continued to be good.Until one day he broke her trust. Or at least that was her impression of what happened... which really amounted to the same thing. That was six months ago. Since that day, nothing has been the same. And if they don't fix it now it will be beyond repair. Because what neither of them realizes is that there is a third person in their life and he is getting tired of waiting.I thought this book did something you very rarely see - take a long-term look at a BDSM relationship. It wasn't so much that things had become less intense because I don't think they had. But trying to balance career and whether to have a family became something they had to figure out.It was really amazing how much of the story took place in one afternoon and how well it worked. How Alex became focused on living in the moment. Really an amazing bit of writing.