Kirsten Cates is fresh out of college and on the road to a career as a magazine editor. She’s also young, naïve and desiring when it comes to love. When she falls for the handsome Billy Fitzgerald at a family party, she finds a man straight out of her disturbing, yet obsessive dreams for sexual submission. Can this alarming and forceful man fulfill her bizarre and savage fantasies? Kirsten agrees to accompany Billy on a summer cruise and tour of Europe, during which he slowly, determinedly awakens Kirsten to the romance and the sometime shocking extremes in becoming his submissive. Soon, she agrees to be his wife, and the starry-eyed submissive is led down a difficult path with surprising twists at every turn - strict discipline, anal eroticism, bondage and humiliating displays of her obedience. When a maverick filmmaker befriends the bewildered Kirsten, he wants her for himself and intends to break Billy’s fierce grip on her body and soul. A confused Kirsten is torn, and when the extremes of life with Billy leave her frightened, she’s on the verge of rebellion. But can she tear herself away from the depraved passions that run deep, or will she run back to Billy begging for the kind of rough love he promises?