I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I had seen many posts about this book but I wasn't sure what to expect. Ayden Stone is a rich and powerful man who is a major player in England. He meets Elizabeth, a school teacher, when he comes to give a speech to the students. Elizabeth finds herself deeply attracted to Ayden, but is put off when he describes his hobbies as "travel, go to the theatre, to keep in shape and to fuck beautiful women." Ayden asks Elizabeth out and so begins their romance. Ayden is a typical alpha male who wants to possess all in life, including women, but he finds himself up against a new challenge in Elizabeth. She has a secret that has affected her ability to socialize, but wants to try to break free of that. We go through the twists and turns of a new relationship with them, travelling to Rome and around England.
There is another story within this book. Dan Rizler is a man obsessed with the one who got away. He stalks her and plots their reunion, without her knowledge, and we have a window into his thought process.
This book has a lot of elements that I have seen in other books, but melded together. Elizabeth loves music and she uses it to speak her feelings to Ayden and he learns to do the same for her. There is a lot of sex in this book, with some light BDSM elements. It is interesting to watch Elizabeth explore her sexuality since she has not done so before. Each chapter includes both Elizabeth's story and Dan's story. The ending leaves us hanging, waiting for the next installment of the Story of Us books. 4 out of 5!