Lexi had been abused by her boyfriend, Jake, for years. Beaten, raped and kept isolated, she finally decided enough was enough and fled from her home, escaping his presence and his powerful wrath. However, as soon as the handsome, mysteriously dark shopkeeper came into her life, maybe things would turn out for the better. Living with him was a demand; being with him was by choice. She just hoped the past wouldn't come back to haunt her when all was forgotten.