I must admit after reading Fifty Shades and Bared to You, I thought I was pretty good with BDSM books. Well, how wrong was I? This book takes you deep into the world of BDSM. I myself don't participate, but I'm sure it could go deeper. The descriptions are wonderful. The movie for this book was playing in my head as I was reading. At first, I was a little put off by the level of BDSM Hill shows, but I fell in love with the characters. And I was a goner. I didn't read the first four books, but I am dying to go back and read them. Yes, it gets dark, (well, dark for me) but the story is told beautifully. There are some intense sessions with caning, f/f group scene, she is shared with four other men, and various instruments are used. But don't let that fool you. There is also a great love story! Hostile Takeover pushed my comfort levels and I loved it.I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley.