You know you're in trouble with this chapter when, in the opening paragraph, Anastasia is worried about tomorrow's dinner with Christian because "I'm worried that perhaps I've been too negative in my response to the contract." What? What? WHAT? The contract where Christian asserts total dominance and control over you in every aspect of your life, even when you're not with him at all, to the point where you're not even allowed to touch him or look him in the eye? That contract? You're worried you've been too negative about that contract? I'm worried that no one could ever be negative enough about that contract.
A Performance with Merritt
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