While on a seemingly normal, relaxed train journey to see her friend Megs, Karen McMillan meets the handsome yet enigmatic Alex McEwan in the most bizarre circumstances. Despite his arrogance and self-confident approach to women, he is charming and wealthy, and try as she might to evade his powers of seduction, Karen is powerless to refuse him. Charmed by the mystery that surrounds him, Karen is attracted to him, and soon finds herself drawn into a world that she could have never have believed to exist. Now under his seductive spell, Karen is led into the realm of ‘The Mansion’, a complex completely devoted to the Goddess Aphrodite. With an inexplicable scarlet rose on the palm of her hand, and now ultimately bound by love, Karen soon discovers that the goddess is real, that evil is personified, and that nudity and sexual carnality go far beyond her otherwise stringent views. For the beautiful, shy, and reserved Karen McMillan, the intervention of the Goddess Aphrodite has ensured that her orderly and predictable life is about to be transformed into something far beyond her wildest dreams.