At the end of their first date, shy student Sandy goes back to Victor's apartment, already head over heels. Victor, a suave genetic engineer, is perfect in almost every way. The only problem: Sandy is terrified of cats, and Victor is obsessed with them. Worse still, his demented house cat Melody seems hell-bent on keeping Sandy away by any means necessary. But Sandy is too desperate to let fear overpower her, even as Victor's strange love for cats forces her further out of her comfort zone. She'll do anything to make things work with him--even if it costs her very humanity...