Nubia Swanson is tired of waiting for Quentin Randolph to come to his senses and love her. Supposedly, fired from her job, Nubia shows up to stay with her sister, Quentin's temporary roommate and sets her plans in motion. She knows all about Quentin's dark secrets and she's going to get him to see her as woman enough to take his whip and not as his best friend's little sister. When she discovers Quentin is harboring years of pain behind his indifferent façade, she struggles to figure out how to tear down the wall.
Quentin has wanted Nubia for years, but a friend got to her first. Even worse he allowed his friend to get killed when he should have been protecting his back. Over the months he's managed to hide behind his job, guilt and a dark world of pleasure. When Nubia, the half Black and half Korean seductress, shows up in all areas of his life begging for him to take her and make her his own. He starts running, but every direction he turns leads to her.