Heather Gilpatrick, a young Irish widow, seeks new happiness in the U.S. She longs for the same loving, Dominant-submissive relationship once shared with her husband. However, when she tries, she pays dearly at the hands of an abusive Dom. When Detective Paul Baxter meets her in the hospital, he realizes her scars are more than physical. Although Heather's given up on that lifestyle, Paul offers to reintroduce her to the joys and pleasures available from a true master, with hopes of healing her heart. But the abusive Dom wants what's his, and is willing to kill to get it.