Emilia Arudnel is a romance writer. She has zero romantic or sexual history, except for a few awkward semi-dates she’s gone to, with a man who turned out to be married, broke her heart, and solidified Emilia’s negative body image and her many insecurities.

When another romance writer puts Emilia in touch with a dominatrix, as apprehensive as she feels, Emilia dares to visit The Top, the elite club where people seek casual sex, where, to her own shock, she’s approached by Daniel Oates. As ‘safe, sane, and consensual’ as his offer is, what can he – a domineering, successful, and mind-bogglingly attractive restaurant owner – possibly want from Emilia?