Sacrifice brings to mind pain, martyrdom and sorrow. In Kotori's sacrifice, there is pain and sorrow. It's a clash of cultures and lack of ability to be vulnerable which breaks a couple apart. Seba Havas loves his submissive, Akira. He trains and helps heal ones who are traumatized or "damaged'. Akira's damage is more through her daddy issues and Seba just doesn't get it. Why? Because Akira is unable to trust and communicate.
Whilst race isn't something I mention in a review, it does come into play for this book. Akira's Japanese background plus her rich upbringing explains her dysfunction. It seems like an easy thing to understand and overcome yet in reality, it is hard. It pushes Seba away. Perhaps it is true that absence does make a heart grow fonder.
This is the first Ms. Trace book which is just average for me. It's a quick read and enjoyable. The BDSM is erotic and pleasurable as to be expected from Ms. Trace. Akira and Seba just didn