Thank you so very much for sharing. Perhaps it is my nature and not the story but I found myself not quite able to relax enough to be in the story. I felt constantly on an uncomfortable edge. I know what it is but unsure as to whether it is the story or me, the reader.
If you only you could have given even one singly line of consent as spoken by the wife, perhaps that would have allowed me to better get into the comfort zone.
I do not wish for you to change anything just sharing my thing. Again thank you so very much for sharing