Lord Charlemagne "Shay" Griffin, second son of the highly-respected Griffin family, excels at everything he puts his mind to, especially when it comes to business. Which is why he never expected the beautiful and seemingly naive young woman he flirted at a ball to best him at a business transaction the very next day! Lady Sarala Carlisle sees herself as an equal to any man, and she just couldnt resist the chance to put the arrogant Lord Griffin in his place. But Shay is not one to admit defeat. He launches a plan of seduction against Sarala, determined to regain the upper hand. But it is soon clear that the more time Shay and Sarala spend together, the more it becomes about pleasure, not business. Faced with the Griffin familys scrutiny, societys disapproval, and a potential international crisis, can Shay and Sarala overcome these obstacles and put their competitive natures aside, in order to lay claim to the biggest prize of all?