Older widow Delia Barnes is sporting a black eye when she greets fellow authors before an erotic romance convention, which she explains away by joking "I didn't say 'Yes Master' quick enough." Sitting at the bar, burned-out ad executive and former Dom Kurt Reinhardt overhears the remark-and interrupts to suggest maybe she needs "a new Master". Urged by her friends to accept the younger man's invitation to learn some D/s basics-hey, an author needs to do her research, right?-Delia joins him to get first-hand experience at being submissive, starting with removing her panties in a corner booth. Later, she learns more than she bargained for when she spends a weekend at Kurt's home...with his eager business partner added to the mix. But an innocent misstep brings Delia's world crashing down around her. Can she trust Kurt with her heart...and her life? Reader Advisory: Delia gets some up-close-and-personal training during a delectable m/f/m ménage.