**I won an ARC of this book in a contest**I wasn't sure what to expect when I read the description of the book. I haven't read a lot of books in the Erotica genre and the word Erotica always makes me think of the smutty paperbacks my mom always bought at the grocery store when we went shopping when I was a kid. I imagine the cheesy porno movies that have a stupid plot (if there is a plot at all) and dialogue that sounds like it was written by a horny 15 year old boy. This book is none if the above!!!Emma MacKenzie's debut novel is well written, the plot is well thought out (and actually very interesting) and the character development is very good. The sex scenes are steamy!!! I read this book in a matter of hours, finding it difficult to put it down. The plot was exciting and engaging and I couldn't guess how it was going to end. It isn't a predictable kind of storyline. In fact, I cried at one point in the book. You follow Cherine and Erik through the book - alternating between a third person account of each of their point of views. I thought that added a lot - I like having insight into multiple characters.There is quite a bit of violence in the book, so be warned if that kind of stuff makes you squeamish. I wasn't bothered by it at all. I highly recommend this book - I loved it!!