Micah Ellis is an affluent businessman, comfortable in his life and work, as long as nothing happens to shake up his routine. Which is exactly what one Devon Mallory does, with his bright blue eyes and dirty skin and the forceful personality that's everything Micah desperately needs but is too afraid to ask for.
Micah and Devon enter into a Dom/sub relationship and navigate the world of BDSM and Micah's crippling insecurities as they gradually fall in love. But Micah's past is coming back to haunt him, and they must face it together--and that means learning acceptance and discovering that they both deserve love their way and on their own merits.
Life leaves a mark. Visible and invisible, the scars of your experiences wind around you, a written testament on and under your skin. You are here, they say. You survived.
Your scars are not ugly or disfiguring. They are proof of life.