Maddie hates asking for help, but she lets her older stepbrother, Greg, come to her rescue. He agrees to accompany her to a friend's baby shower in a strange city, because her guide dog, Ruben, is "in the shop," as Greg puts it.
She adores her bright, funny, handsome stepbrother's company, and even if her friend, Lisa, didn't tell her constantly what gorgeous, ripped hottie he turned out to be, she remembers what he looks like - because his was the last sweet face she saw before a high school case of meningitis left her blind.
When Maddie comes back from the baby shower feeling sorry for herself - still a virgin at 22, afraid no man will ever come calling, and her just ripe for the plucking - Greg tells her he has a surprise. He's booked a massage for her with a fellow masseur to cheer her up.
As Maddie's mind and body begin to relax, she confesses things to the foreign, non-English speaking man with the magic hands that she's never told anyone. Taboo things about her stepbrother, how she lusts after him, how much she wants him to take her, and make her his own.
And that's when she finds out that the stranger who's making her feel so good, might not be so strange after all.