When career-focused Gemma Parkinson arrives in the beautiful Italian hill town of Montefigore on a mission to buy the town’s most revered business, Brunelli Shoes, she’s got a lot to prove. With a shady past and a burning desire to succeed, she doesn’t count on her plans going awry when she suddenly falls ill.
Local aristocrat Luca Andretti has caught wind of the potential sale of Brunelli Shoes, a loss which will devastate the town. He’s on the lookout for a slick team of suited businessmen. What he gets is an engaging minx in Armani and sky-high heels.
He offers to let Gemma recuperate in his palazzo where he can keep a close eye on her. A sexy battle of wits ensues as Luca throws every obstacle in her path. As their attraction grows the success of Gemma’s enterprise hangs in the balance. Only by upping the stakes can she succeed.
Despite their widely different backgrounds, Gemma and Luca will find common ground in the most surprising of ways.