Summer, takes place eight years after Paul and Sage had their first sexual encounter back in high-school. Paul was the archetypal geek and Sage, the stereotypical, white, trailer-trash, slut. Forced to tutor Sage in Maths, Paul makes a bet with her that will change his life forever.
I liked the author's technique of flashing back between what occurred between the pair at high-school and the current situation, with Paul, as a rising, successful, actuary and Sage, the owner of a struggling tattoo studio. We start to see where Paul's dominant nature began to develop and we get a great feel for the impact that event made on his life.
This book is truly not for the faint-hearted. The steamy, erotic scenes are absolutely that - hard, descriptive, and to the point. I felt myself cringing inwardly at times and almost wanting to shout out the "safe word", to get Paul to stop. That having, been said, I found the authors writing addictive.
Within its genre, Summer is a wonderful start to what promises to be an enthralling series. A good Job Ms Noir and five well-earned stars for Summer.