The pain is pleasure BDSM life makes no sense to me. Strangely, I really liked this book, though. Granted, to someone who actually likes those books, this is probably mild (or sugar kink). I bought the book because the story is a little different. The shifter world is straight up D/s, no exceptions. I was betting on the story being enough to out weigh the kink. For me it did. I liked the MCs, and the secondary characters. Easy to read, some minor angst, but mostly easy solutions. I would like to give this a 4, but not quite that engaging.