Gabrielle Charles is trapped in a cold, loveless marriage with a controlling man. At a crossroads in her life, she believes all hope for an escape is lost until she meets young French billionaire Valentin Coudray. Taken with her vulnerability, strength and fragile beauty, he invites her into his erotic world to explore her true sexual nature as his submissive.
Coudray wishes to bare Gabrielle’s truth and help her find the will to stand up to her bullying husband and end her marriage. In return for allowing him to dominate her, he vows to love, protect and cherish her in every sense. But when a dangerous man from Valentin’s past reappears to threaten Gabrielle and her ex-husband attempts to manipulate her with guilt back into his arms, the lovers are forced to fight to stay together.
Ariana is summoned to the office of the handsome Russian billionaire Nikolai Antonovich. If she does not agree to become his submissive wife to enable him to close an important deal with a traditional Japanese businessman who believes in marriage, he will expose her sister’s theft from his company to the police and have her put in prison.
After a bad experience with her first marriage to a violent man, Ariana is reluctant. But the Russian’s strong dominance is a potent aphrodisiac. Promising to protect her from her stalking husband, the billionaire vows she will want for nothing as his wife, including a child. Greatly tempted after experiencing life as a struggle, Ariana submits to his terms.
Nikolai is determined to guide Ariana to accepting her natural sexually submissive nature in his bed and into trusting him. He finds a bruised and emotionally scarred woman underneath her strength and he begins to fall in love with her. He hopes she will eventually let her guard down and allow herself to reciprocate his love in their marriage of convenience. The billionaire shields her from her ex-husband and his dangerous friends in the Russian mafia who want to settle a score from the billionaire’s past.