Fleeing from her scheming guardian and the prospect of a dull arranged marriage to a much older man, Abbie - a blonde and beautiful, but sexually innocent young Victorian woman - is thrown from her horse. On regaining consciousness, she finds herself in a great house which has been lavishly modelled on the palaces of Indian princes - and the virtual prisoner of the attractive and extremely wealthy Leon Villiers - the Master.
Eastern philosophy and eroticism form a basis of the master's opulent lifestyle, and he introduces Abbie to sensual pleasures far beyond the bounds of her imagination. She is, however, reluctant to submit completely to his will and, as her guardian's search for her continues, her liberty is further jeopardised. Can the situation ever be resolved?