I have to say this is my least favorite of the entire Trek series. I'm willing to read about of far out, unconventional practices but the women are treated quite horribly in this book. It's really degrading and I don't care for it. The woman at the center of the book is practically naked most of the time. She has to have sex in public because well that's just how things are done on this planet. She has very few rights of her own. Also, what's with Jaid Black's heroes? They are nearly always over 7 feet tall and enormously muscular.
This comment is aimed at this book and the other books in the Trek Mi'Qan series - I also have a problem with how convenient it is that these Sacred Mates from Earth have no close relatives or friends. It would be nice if the author wrote about at least one woman who had living parents or siblings who meant a great deal to her. It seems like all the human females have no close ties, no kids, no one that would truly miss them when she goes to the planet Tryston.
Jaid Black takes the whole alpha male thing too far. I don't mind alpha males, but these males are far too controlling and domineering that it's not sexy at all.