Oren longs to find a man to dominate him and help him loosen the reins on his regimented life, but he's more comfortable alone with his violin than interacting with people. When he finally works up the nerve to go to a BDSM club, he sees Foster, a fellow professor he's lusted after for months, pleasuring a young man while several people watch. Foster recognizes him, but Oren flees, too embarrassed to stay and talk to the man.
The next week, Foster asks Oren to dinner with the intention of finding out what he was seeking at the club. The shy musician confesses his forced seduction kink, and Foster can barely contain his excitement.
When Foster proposes they explore Oren's fantasy on Valentine's Day, Oren knows this will be the first year the holiday brings more pleasure than pain.