Philip Hartley runs an elite finishing school, the Ashby Chateau, which turns young women to perfectly submissive little ones. He has been avid with discretion, ensuring that only those worthy and with a recommendation have the chance to become part of this world.
When Charley Lockwood, a journalist for the local paper begins snooping around the chateau, he catches a glimpse of a young woman in a dress far too scandalous to be legal. His curiosity and arousal strike him with a heavy heart as he desires to know more about the girl in the yellow dress.
Eliza Stead was brought to the Ashby Chateau by her betrothed, desiring to teach her to submit and become little. His days visiting her grow shorter, and she suspects his interest in her is waning. With the need to continue her education or be forced to return home unwed, she must find a papa that loves her and is willing to marry her and pay her tuition.
Will his desire for the truth ruin her life at the Ashby? Can Charley accept the world he has stepped into without destroying it?