In the Catanish Empire, wives are bought and sold like property at auctions. Chloe, once married to an abusive husband, is bought by a mysterious man, who turns out to be one of the most powerful men in the empire. Marquess Ash Brinacle marries Chloe and is determined to give her the life she deserves and to mend her heart of her past. Chloe is overhwelmed at first by his kindness, something she's never felt in her life for a long time. Can she overcome her scans and open up her heart to him?