She expects dinner with neighbors, but gets sex with a side of safewords.Mechanical engineer Alice still drools over her sexy neighbors a year after she's moved in. She can't decide whether they're roommates or partners, but either way, they spark a wanton desire in her that has her imagination-and vibrator-working overtime.Henry, director of everything around him, studies human nature and applies philosophies to his paintings as well as his relationships. Quirky, polite to a fault, and formal, he follows his own code of honor even when it means denying himself.Flirtatious and playful, Jay needs stability, guidance, and to please others. His antics counterbalance Henry's stuffy ways while he brings a level of vulnerability and fun to everything the trio does.BDSM play with the enigmatic artist and flirtatious joker across the hall allows Alice to put aside the linear thought processes which have kept her unsatisfied and distant with other lovers. She must dismiss her preconception of love, sacrificing her independence, if she's to find a permanent place in their beds and hearts.