She's born to be blue-collar; he's a blue blood through and through. They're not meant to meet and certainly not to love…until fate steps in.
Maggie Todd is no Cinderella, and she never wanted to be one. But when Ethan Bennington bids on her at a charity auction, then tells her that they have three weeks to turn her into a woman who can pass for an aristocrat at a high society ball, she knows she's in trouble. This is not something she wants to be a part of, and when Ethan turns his charming smile on her, she's sure she should run. But her soft heart won't let her turn away from a man who is just trying to save his family's business. She's trapped by her own emotions…in ways that grow more dangerous the longer she stays with Ethan.
As for Ethan, these three weeks teaching Maggie how to play the part of nobility should simply be an obstacle course he needs to get past. But Maggie's warm heart, her smile, that body she's kept hidden under baggy clothes turn his world upside down, and soon he's worrying more about kissing Maggie than achieving their goal. Disaster beckons, but he wonders…does he even care?
This book's original title when published in 2002 was simply Bought by the Billionaire.