Kori has spent six months in Janial prison for breaking etiquette and stepping in a puddle. It was complicated.
When she is released from the prison, she has to find a job and her friend from inside offers her as much time as she likes on a world where heat and minimal clothing are the standard.
Kori gives in to the new culture and finds herself in the position of being seduced in the name of hospitality.
The small woman with the blue hair and ability to wrap his sister around her little finger intrigues Norod. When he touches her skin, he is enthralled and wants to explore more, and there is one way to give him the opportunity. He will insist on his duties as host. Giving pleasure is his duty and his only window into her bed.