To me the most interesting element of this book were the characters, not the erotica. It does plunge the reader right into the world of an ingenue submissive. From her very first steps on. I will probably continue with this series for the story alone, (this is the only book I've read). It's that well-written and the secondary characters have an intriguing depth (they are featured in other works).
I've read the classic Story of O. I prefer this book.
The second volume in the Marketplace trilogy, the landmark series that set the standard for contemporary SM erotica. The Slave describes the experiences of Robin, an exceptionally sensitive submissive who longs to join the ranks of those who have proven themselves worthy of entry into the sexual training ground of the Marketplace. Follow Robin as she is educated in the arts of submission and service by the meticulously ethical Chris Parker, her master-by-proxy, and the person in whom she will confide her deepest sexual secrets.