Ella Winston is a talented chef with a big problem—the slightest touch can reveal anyone’s darkest secrets. Hired to cook for the artist, Ren Plancharde, she struggles to keep her ability under wraps. After accidently uncovering Ren’s underground activities, the eccentric painter offers Ella a glimpse into his world of pleasure … and pain. Intrigued, he decides to make Ella a part of his sinister Corde Noire Society, but his chef isn’t quite ready to commit. Absolute submission isn’t all Ren wants from the stubborn woman. He has big plans for her gift, too. The only question is … will Ella be willing to give in to his desires when the time comes? The darkness within can hide a lifetime of secrets.