In the process, she discovers the joys of having submissive males worshiping at her feet and her own true nature as a Domina. Her journey takes her from domestic service to the sexual and lifestyle dynamics of Dominant/submissive relationships. She becomes obsessed with the search for a partner who will provide what's been missing in her life. Despite understanding his submissive needs since childhood, Nicolas tries desperately to make a place for himself in the vanilla world. When his wife divorces him, he gives up all pretense and spends every spare minute searching for an owner only to discover he must compete with hundreds of other men for each Domina's attention. Genevieve's and Nicolas' quests take many wrong turns, put them at the mercy of various charlatans, and force them to face the anomaly of their need. Because of the obstacles, both almost give up their pursuit too soon."