Jade Cooper is a starving artist. Literally. After moving to New York from her small, home town, Jade finds herself living in a roach motel, studio apartment with barely enough to make ends meet. She's working a dead-end job to pay her bills and relegating her love, art, to just a hobby. Then, everything changes when billionaire Nathaniel Victor storms into her life. Stunningly attractive and with a presence that makes her tremble, Nathaniel demands nothing short of absolute submission.
Nathaniel buys all of her paintings in a small gallery showing and offers to commission her for more. Jade is conflicted. It feels like selling out. She initially refuses his offer. Then, due to a strange turn of events, Jade is evicted. Without a penny to her name and with nowhere to go, she caves and takes the commission, along with Nathaniel's 'generous' offer to stay in his penthouse while she completes the work.
While there, she discovers that Nathaniel is her muse: her inspiration, the thing that really makes her art sing. All she has to do? Is submit to his every commanding, kinky whim. In the bedroom, Nathaniel is all fire, but outside of it? He's guarded ice. And after a falling out, Jade makes a tough decision.
Will she give into a man who seems to have a heart of stone? Or will she move on and try to forget about him?
After submitting and falling into billionaire Nathaniel's bed, Jade can't seem to reach him. He seems emotionally distant and hollow. Jade does her best work while in his company, but is it worth paying the hefty price of her feelings? She knows better than to fall for a man like Nathaniel who seems content to chew her up and spit her out, but even the best laid plans go awry.
Lost in a tumult of emotion, Jade tries to leave it all behind her and move on. Nathaniel, however, has other plans for her.
Jade's work shows up in a gallery, only she's not the one who put it there. Nathaniel, it seems, is not something she can just leave behind. He storms back into her life in the most surprising way.
Confused and angry, Jade tries to reject his advances, but her heart has other ideas. Can she get him to open up to her? Can she get him to tell the truth? If she wants those things from him, what is she going to have to give to get it?