Mina Calloway always finds herself in the hands of the wrong master: Gentle at first, then brutally sadistic and abusive. She no longer believes it's possible to find a man who will be gentle with her. After seeing a kink-friendly therapist for months, the doctor makes an illicit offer she isn't yet smart enough to refuse: "Let me find you a good master."Brian Sloan is a borderline sociopath with a dark and brutal past. Taking his sadistic urges out on the women at a submissive training house is the only thing that allows him to sleep. When Brian sees Mina, she should be ripe for his dungeon, but her damage is too similar to his own. Can he fight past his demons to protect the one person he considers worth saving?