Nicole never dreamed that the hidden diaries written by her late grandmother, Elizabeth, forty years before would contain sexual secrets that still had the power to inflame passions today. Drawn in by her grandmother's story, Nicole reads of an innocent secretary who is slowly introduced to the erotic world of sensual submission at the hands of her handsome boss.
Nicole, a young attorney, is a modern woman who struggles to reconcile her liberated views with the lure of romantic submission to another. She finds herself entering her own world of sexual exploration, her path paralleling that of the young secretary so long ago. The honest prose of the diary entries frees Nicole to explore her own budding submissive tendencies. When she finds the courage to share the secret with her new boyfriend, Brad, the sparks begin to fly. As they read together of Elizabeth's journey into BDSM, they explore their own parallel lifestyle, based on a foundation of growing love and trust.