What starts as a battle of wills soon turns carnal when an activist and a highborn young lady strike up an indecent proposal.In a matriarchal society where men are second class citizens, I've found my purpose advocating to increase my gender's rights. Lady Alyss and I are on opposing sides of legislation that could improve the lot of men in our world—so why does my mouth get dry and my arguments falter whenever she's around? But the lady is harboring a colorful secret, breaking the bonds of propriety and the expectations of her powerful family by serving as the muse to my artist bondmate. He finds inspiration in her sensuous body, and while I should hate her, I can't stop myself from being drawn to her as well. With the fate of men everywhere in the balance, I stand to lose more than my husband and the woman we are both coming to crave. But he and I are in agreement—we have to make her ours, regardless of the consequences.