Claire Lawrence is a successful advertising executive who's having a kinky affair with her boss, Tate. When the two get caught, Claire's out of a job and her entire career is seriously threatened by Tate's vengeful wife. In the wake of her humiliating dismissal, she reluctantly agrees to a first face-to-face encounter with an internet acquaintance: 'MasterInDisguise'. He's authored dozens of sizzling sex stories she's posted to her erotic website. For the past year, the two have emailed back and forth about everything from BDSM sex to kinky fantasies to their mutual passion for writing. Claire arrives for her date, nervous, late, and is immediately shocked to learn that MasterInDisguise is actually Patrick Helms, the well-known author of suspense novels, with a high public profile and a matinee idol face. He's charming, witty and displays an uncanny ability to know her inner thoughts, even before she understands them herself - after all he's read all her kinky stories. Patrick could be all she's ever wanted in a Dominant. However, there's a huge portion of her life that Claire has never disclosed - including the dangerous boyfriend who, ten years before, introduced the barely legal Claire to S&M and his shady lifestyle. Though she's determined to keep these facts a secret, when she's chronically late for their dates, Patrick suspects she's trying to sabotage the relationship. The explosive confrontation that ensues ends with her standing in the corner like a punished child - her ass blistered red and her sexual arousal sky high. Once he establishes his domination over her, the star-crossed Claire cannot help but surrender to this sexy Dom. As their relationship heats up, she submits to him in public places, before his friends, in back alleys, wherever he demands her compliance. Though she may shudder with humiliation, with every act of submission, Claire fulfills another of her darkest fantasies. If only she could keep her past a secret. However, in her attempts to hide the truth, she leaves a trail of clues that will lead the perceptive Patrick to the very thing she fears the most.