Tilly Cardinal's world imploded when her master, Cris, disappeared with no explanation other than a short, cryptic note releasing her as his slave. Five years later, she's Mistress Cardinal, a vicious, successful pro domme charging big bucks to dish out whatever abuse men will pay to take. Materially, she wants for nothing. Privately, she's never felt more alone.
In walks Landry LaCroux, a handsome, rich man with a proposition - he wants Tilly to train his slave. Landry holds the key to Tilly's past, and her future. She's shocked to discover Landry's slave is her former master, Cris. Landry has a secret - he has cancer and wants to make Tilly a deal. Marry him and help him through his recovery, and he'll pay her handsomely for it.
Love wasn't supposed to be part of the bargain, but can the three of them find healing and a lasting happiness under Cardinal's Rule?