Davina Fletcher had a comfortable life and a comfortable boyfriend until the death of her uncle changed all that. As her home and artist's studio were in the grounds of his house, it was always assumed she would inherit everything. Instead she finds she has a new landlord in the shape of tall, dark and handsome Jay Prescott, an American lawyer with a taste for Davina's paintings - and soon for Davina herself. If she is to continue living at the house, Davina must be obliging towards Jay, but she soon realises he has an unconventional way of collecting the rent. In order to keep her home she must be a player in his games, but the power he wields over her is far stronger than just that of landlord ...