A hotel hostess with a naughty after-hours occupation, Vanessa isn't about to say no to a bit of fun—until Mr. X steps into her life and redraws all the boundaries. Vanessa d'A works on reception in one of London’s plusher hotels, offering her services to special guests both on the books and after hours. It is the perfect set-up—she does what she loves (sex), and buys what she wants (Christian Lacroix). Then Vanessa meets Mr. Alden X: a well-heeled gentleman looking for a little something more. He's willing to pay for it too, and before she knows it Vanessa is off reception and established in Mr. X’s gorgeous Hampstead home. But this job turns out to be anything but ordinary, and Mr. X's tastes run rather to extremes. Voyeurism, bondage, roleplay—is Mr. X just another notch on Vanessa's bedpost, or has she finally taken on more than she can handle?