Charlie and Lydia face a serious health crisis when Lydia starts having persistent, debilitating headaches. The specialists they consult seem as mystified as to the cause of the headaches and cure for them as Lydia and Charlie themselves. Meanwhile, Charlie prepares for a lengthy location shoot in Waikiki, and Lydia wants the family to join him, just as they usually do. Without talking it over with Charlie, Lydia doesn't follow through with yet another specialist consult in LA, and starts coping with her headaches by swimming, a great choice, and self-medicating with alcohol, a not-so-great choice.
Once the family arrives in Waikiki, all appears well, with Lydia's swimming skills improving enough for her to take scuba diving classes. Then, suddenly everything spirals out of control when Lydia shows up for a scuba diving class after downing two shots of vodka and gets pulled over later in the evening, under the influence. Charlie turns to their old friend, psychiatrist Chris Lowry, for advice on getting Lydia's health problems solved. But once Lydia is on the mend, the two must confront how to handle her serious and dangerous misbehavior in the context of their "spanking marriage".
Note: This book contains vivid descriptions of sexual activity, domestic discipline, the spanking of an adult woman, anal sex, and anal discipline. If such scenes offend you or trigger you, please do not listen to this audiobook. In addition, the series is also about two young, devoted married people growing and maturing together over the course of multiple story lines; they are flawed, loving, devoted human beings, and therefore make mistakes they try to correct. If you are looking for perfect people, look elsewhere.
Finally, please note: Any resemblance to real people, living or dead, is unintended and coincidental.