Elizabeth Wingate receives an invitation to a cruise that will be her high school reunion. She remembers all the rejection she'd felt from her classmates, how she'd been teased hurtfully too many times. One of her non-friends had overheard her father refer to his sad little Plain Jane and the label had stuck, both with her classmates and in her heart. It didn't seem to matter than she'd blossomed into a striking looking woman who had made a success of her business. Inwardly she still felt like that woman no one could seem to love. She absolutely should not go on this stupid cruise. But she wanted to, she needed to. She needed some help first, though. Someone to help her whip her slightly out-of-shape body into bikini shape. So when her business partner suggests a personal trainer, that seems the perfect answer? except for all of that horrible exercise stuff. Chase Sawyer owes Elizabeth's mother a favor and agrees to escort the interior designer in big demand to a gala since he will be in Kansas City for a few weeks anyway. He's never gone on a blind date and detests the idea. Arriving in town early, he decides to go meet the young woman he's positive he won't be attracted to, only to discover how strongly he is drawn to her. When she mistakes him for a personal trainer, he latches on to that opportunity to get to know her better. And as he does, he realizes the little spitfire, who isn't always cooperative about exercising and who needs an occasional bottom warming to get her back on track, might finally be the woman to make him settle down.