When Dante Hughes, an attractive young college student, is accused of rape, his wealthy father hires Gaige Castile, the most sought after defense attorney in New York. Gaige quickly tames Dante’s cocky attitude but is intrigued by the young man’s seeming vulnerability. When Gaige makes an offer to take control, Dante is drawn into his attorney’s secret life and discovers that Gaige has a very dark past. As the defense team prepares for Dante’s case, specters from Gaige’s youth threaten his happiness with Dante, and an old flame proves to be too close for comfort. From the dark underbelly of the S&M club scene to the intrigue of the courtroom and beyond, Gaige and Dante struggle to hold on to their love in a world intent on tearing them apart.