I like stuff with romantic elements and angst, usually YA, fantasy, paranormal/urban fantasy or variations thereof. Usually wrinkles nose at sci-fi due to unlikely tech. Straight girl who likes boys that like boys!
Y'know, this is really good - the challenges and dynamics of a relationship between a 19 year old and a 37 year old are very well done and believable; the fluctuations between being equal and suddenly almost like father & son due to the differences in life experience. The frustrations & passions of being 19 vs. the cynicism and weariness of 37.
Not being all that familiar with BDSM, I googled the err.... sex toys to understand what was going on, and while it comes across as pretty hot in the book (it's all about head space there) the resulting google images pressed all my "yeah, really not for me" buttons. I think I was a bit bug-eyed. But hey, whatever floats their boat. (Yeah, I'm a naive sheltered little 34 year old).