Twenty-nine-year-old Cara Jones has been a weakling all her life. Slight of build and terrible at sports, she was virtually invisible as a youngster, and later abandoned by an uncaring ex-husband. Alone and with a young child to care for, government aid helps her to earn a college degree and finally take charge of her life. In the small bedroom community of Beauville, she finds the two things she needs—a respectable job and a safe place to raise her son, Dawson.
But when Cara meets Dawson’s new martial arts instructor, the handsome sensei Bryan Villeneuve, she gets much much more than she bargained for.
As Bryan and Cara’s attraction grows, so does Cara’s insight into Bryan’s dramatic world of competition, performance enhancement and kinky sex. Bryan provides things she feels she’s missed out on—a newfound social life and an intoxicatingly-charged love affair. Life becomes exciting for Cara…maybe a little too exciting. Didn’t she come to Beuville to settle down?
Or has she been too swept up in desire?