For his entire life, Caleb has always been more comfortable surrounded by books and games than other people. He contacts Madame Eve when 1Night Stand is recommended to him, but is too shy to actually meet any of the women she finds for him. Together, they reach a workable solution: a simulated dating experience in a setting reminiscent of his favorite stories.
After following Madame Eve’s instructions, Caleb finds himself in a vivid fantasy world, complete with a damsel in distress who needs rescuing. His objective is clear, but he must find a way around the many obstacles standing between him and Alizeira, the mysterious woman imprisoned in an underground cell. Familiar tropes and a colorful cast of characters enhance—or impede—his journey, from a short-tempered guard captain (and his equally temperamental horse) to a one-eyed “herbalist” who expresses annoyance whenever anyone calls her a witch.
While working on his plans to save her, Caleb spends time getting to know Alizeira beyond her role as prisoner, and a mutual attraction develops between them. He is unsure whether she’s a real person playing a part like him, or if she’s simply one piece of the elaborate simulation that’s been programmed for his date. Setting her free is the first step to discovering the truth, but how many secrets is Alizeira hiding?