Ben O’Callahan, the sharp-edged lawyer of K&A Associates, is the last unattached member of the five man executive team. The other four, all Masters, have found love with the submissive of their dreams. That’s fine. Ben knows he’s the most hardcore of all of them, with extreme tastes as a Master that he satisfies through experienced club submissives. They fulfill him physically, and he tells himself he doesn’t really need anything more than that, no matter how isolated it makes him feel, seeing the love grow and deepen among the other four couples.
Marcie has loved Ben since she was sixteen years old. He's never behaved toward her as anything more than a protective big brother, a family friend. But now she’s twenty-three, graduated from college, and starting her career as a corporate investigator. She may be a blood-and-bone deep submissive, but she’s determined to prove to him that she can be the submissive of his heart’s desire. With a Master as tough as Ben, she’ll have to take whatever aggressive measures are needed—even if her deepest desire isn’t a hostile takeover of his heart and soul, but an unconditional surrender to it.