The induction of Aubrey into the domestic discipline lifestyle takes on a more sensual tone as William cultivates the woman of his dreams in the submissive blank slate that is Aubrey. Perhaps most enticing is the man's desire to build up the shredded self esteem of the young barista, almost at any cost. His passion for his work, his family and his love make the anti-hero of book one the dominant dreamboat of book two. Aubrey's growth and sense of self, as seen through the eyes of William, are more palatable in many ways. (Call it the rose colored glasses of love, but William's voice quiets the self-doubting, self-berating of the previously abused woman).
As the story unfolds, the reader meets William's friends and family. The true significance of Aubrey in his life dazzles the reader into hoping the culmination will be a traditional HEA.
My full review can be read here: http://guiltyindulgencebookclub.blogspot.com/2013/11/touch-my-heart-paloma-beck.html