Against all advice, Shelley goes to Darinth, a planet known throughout the galaxy for its dominant men and ruthless treatment of women. She has come to find her friend but instead ends up in chains, in a dungeon full of serious-looking sex toys. Talcor’s dungeon. Talcor enjoys dominating women but he’s used to compliant, submissive females, not contrary, rebellious spitfires. Shelley tests him at every turn—fighting and denying him yet reveling in the touch of the flogger and the feel of the chains. She mocks Darinthian customs but craves Talcor’s touch. He fears his response if she doesn’t surrender soon to the powerful magic that binds them. Defying Talcor’s orders, Shelley goes in search of Marissa, only to be quickly exposed to the dark side of the planet. Her only hope of rescue is Talcor, but she has made a serious error by denying their link. If he does choose to save her, what price will he demand?