Bincy Hall was just seven years old when her mother abandoned her in a marketplace – a moment that will haunt Bincy forever. Discovered by the police, Bincy is taken to an orphanage, where she learns that Mama is not the only person who doesn’t want her. In truth, nobody wants her, and Bincy is forced to cling to the orphanage bully Mae for comfort.
As the years pass, Mae forces Bincy to do everything she demands, from picking on the younger girls to giving up her meager allotment of food. When Bincy is betrayed by Mae, she’s sent to work in a manor house as a scullery maid. That’s where Bincy meets two young men: Judd, the street urchin who comes into the cellar to scavenge for food, and Henry, the charismatic young master of the house.
Despite Judd’s warnings, Bincy finds herself falling for Henry. But when Henry demands more from her than she’s willing to give, Bincy has to make a choice: give herself to him or face her greatest fear of being alone and discarded once more.