After being single for several years, Yorke finds herself in her late forties and yearning to shake up her life. She decides to revisit her flirtation with the BDSM world she enjoyed since her late twenties and ventures onto specialist dating sites. Once again hooked on the thrill and intoxicating pleasures, she begins a quest to find her perfect Master. Her diary reveals a hectic whirlwind of failed dates, complicated encounters and erotic fantasies fulfilled.
All the while her ex, who has been staying with her from time time since they split, is desperately in love with her still. Before he can convince her to try again Yorke finally feels she’s found The One, her perfect Master to whom she can’t wait to be his Slave. A month of intense email correspondence later and she boards a plane to join him in his native France. After just one weekend she’s hooked and leaves her life in London to move in with her Master, hundreds of miles from her friends and family.
All too soon her dream life in the sun with the man who she once believed was made for her turns into a nightmare. The delicate line between fetish and complicit pain is crossed and barely nine months after they met he begins viciously whipping and attacking her outside of the Master/Slave aspect of their relationship. There is no pleasure in this pain.
As trust evaporates and her Master dictates her limits regardless of her feelings, their relationship becomes a toxic stupor of physical and mental abuse and ultimately devastation. Will Yorke be able to escape the violence she never sanctioned? Will the friends who fear for Yorke be able to provide the strength for her to leave the dangerous situation not of her making and find happiness once again?