"Can we promise each other to never walk away when the going gets tough? That we’ll stay together and work it out no matter what it is?"
The last book ended on a cliffhanger, with Flynn’s big secret callously revealed, sending Natalie reeling. This book picks up immediately after, and we get to see the consequences of the big reveal. Now that Natalie knows all of Flynn's secrets -- about his Dominant side and the BDSM lifestyle that he was willing to sacrifice for her -- she's both curious and intrigued. And now it's up to him to show her everything his world has to offer.
Flynn and Natalie explore this new part of their relationship with complete honesty and absolute trust in each other, and it just reinforces how amazing they are together. They are both strong characters, and even though they are both willing to compromise in order to make the other happy, it doesn’t come off as being sappy or spineless. Their individual strengths just makes them stronger as a couple and the thing I like best about this series is the fact that their relationship is so functional. Their love story is fast moving, intense, incredibly swoony, and not necessarily realistic, but it’s fiction - and it’s so dreamily romantic that I was happy to get completely swept up in it. Their love for each other is so effortless that it makes it all seem so easy, and I loved the lack of stupid or unnecessary conflict. As a reader, it’s very refreshing, and I applaud the author for that.
Victorious was a great conclusion to Natalie and Flynn’s story, but I must admit I expected something more. All in all, this is a series well worth a try, and especially if you are into minimal amount of drama, and more focus on the romance.