"A letter to my sub:
You trust me completely to know what you need. And I do know what you need. I know what to whisper in your ear to make you need me even more. I know how to touch, where to touch, when to touch.
I know you.
You can relax completely with me. You can feel everything possible with me. You can respond with total abandon with me.
That is what I most desire.”
So begins an enticing letter from an anonymous Dominant to his new submissive.
While journalism graduate student Kate McDermott waits in a Manhattan cafe to meet the Dom who will help with her research on BDSM, she reads the letter again, telling herself that her interest is strictly academic. Writing about popular culture for the college paper, Kate is trying to recover from a disastrous relationship with a bad boy, who tried to introduce kink into their relationship and who broke her heart.
Curious about BDSM but afraid of admitting it to anyone -- even to herself -- Kate is from a wealthy family, whose high-powered father rules her life. Her father is a man Kate feels she could never please, and so she must keep her interest in dominance and submission secret.
When intensely handsome Drake Morgan, MD, bass player, philanthropist walks in the cafe, Kate is mortified to realize he's the Dominant who has come to meet her for he's the son of her father's oldest and best friend.
Drake Morgan is a man who keeps his desire for bondage and dominance secret and carefully separate from the rest of his respectable and very successful professional life as a highly-skilled neurosurgeon. A private man whose failed marriage and unhappy childhood led him to keep love and sex separate, Drake uses D/s to protect his heart and keep his emotions under control. After he meets Kate and struggles to maintain control over her, he questions his need for D/s. One thing he knows for certain: he wants Kate any way he can have her.
Kate initially runs from Drake, uncertain of her need for submission, afraid that a relationship with him, if made public, would harm her father's political ambitions. The last thing she wants or needs is yet another dangerous man tempting her with forbidden pleasures. When her father pushes the two together, encouraging her to date Drake, Drake begins a determined seduction designed to break down Kate's walls, but which end up breaking down his as well.
Unable to resist Drake, Kate hopes the carefully worded agreement she draws up will keep their relationship strictly professional.
The Agreement is an erotic love story that will stay with you long after you finish the last page.
Note: this is not a BDSM romance. It is instead a romance between two people who question their beliefs about themselves, surpassing their self-imposed limits to find happiness with each other.