Baylor Parish needs a fresh start. After a disastrous, loveless marriage and an emotionally neglected childhood, she packs her things and moves to a new house out in the desert to get away from it all and enjoy her freedom.
Unfortunately, the occupants of the house next door have other ideasAs soon as Hayden Paterson spots her moving in, he takes over. Next, she meets Jake, a cop who takes her safety far more seriously than Baylor does herself. The last thing Baylor wants is to get into another relationship, but these men rescue people for a living, and from the moment they clap eyes on her, they label the 23-year-old a 'damsel in distress.' Not only do they do everything in their power to protect, nurture and guide her, but they also enlist the help of their longtime friends and roommates; Terry and Matt.
Hayden and Jake come together to woo her to become a part of their unique family. To them, she is an adult little girl in need of the love, caring, nurturing – and yes, discipline. To the independent Baylor, the assumption that she is in dire need of care seems not only strange, but completely opposed to the self-sufficiency she thought she wanted. Basking in the loving embrace of these four men, Baylor's inner child emerges, and under their sometimes stern, but always loving, care, she not only discovers her ability to play and laugh, she also begins to trust and feel free. She also learns that a bottom bared for punishment can experience intense pleasure when used in "special" ways by one – or both – of her two lovers.
Despite her happiness, Baylor continues to struggle with allowing herself to fully submit. Is this lifestyle right for her? Will she be able to leave behind her loveless, uncaring past and allow her heart to be moved to permanently reside within the arms and home of these very special men?