Charity Wills works at a tech company in Seattle, holding on to what little security she has. Then Eric Berne is sent by his employer, B.G. Grantham, to offer her a paid education in exchange for taking part in a sexual adventure.
Living at B.G.'s luxurious estate, Charity will turn her sexual needs and activities over to him, with Eric acting as her keeper. B.G. is a brilliant physicist, he's adept at sexual games and is wealthy enough to experiment in the most elaborate ways.
Once again, Holly delivers a well-written book, developing her characters in detail. Romance is part of the equation, as is a happy, if not conventional, ending. The sex is steamy, filled with multiple partners and frank language. (Oct., 310 pp., $13.00)