When Elise Tanner finds herself trapped with Lucent Storme in a library during a record - breaking blizzard, she panics. How did he get here? He doesn't know her, but she knows him. Lucent is the newly appointed Director of Public Relations for Landseer Enterprises and an influential business magnate; who wouldn't know him? Elise knows him and she hates him. He seems false, fake, too self-important by far, and excessively demanding.
"A steamy encounter during a snowstorm!"
His forbidden desires confirmed, Elise realizes Lucent Storme is…not dangerous, yet she finds herself beguiled by him nonetheless, allured by his sordid sophistication. Hiding, shamed by her abrupt streak of wanton whimsy, Elise knows she can't face Lucent again. Except how will she accomplish that? They're stuck in a library, snow-confined. This fantasy of hers, isolation with an enthralling business magnate, isn't what she anticipated. Lucent finds her. Of course he does; they're trapped, alone. And he's…worried? He apologizes. Profusely. Is this really Lucent Storme, dominant Director of Public Relations for Landseer Enterprises; singular desires, dark needs?
"If only it weren't broken into tiny parts..."
After secretly filling out Lucent Storme's Master/slave contract of consensual ownership, Elise resolves to give it to him. She's thought about it overnight and they've had a good connection. It makes sense. It's probably a terrible idea. With Lucent irrationally irritated about the contract, refusing to accept her acceptance, perhaps they should go their separate ways. Except they're trapped in the library. And now the power's out. He's mad. He's not mad. He's mad and not mad and Elise can't keep up. Is this it?
Elise is living a fantasy. This entire weekend has been surreal. Unfortunately dreams and fantasies inevitably end. With the winter blizzard nearing completion, she knows the real world holds a bitter reawakening for her soon enough.
Working for megastar Jeremy Gray has taken an emotional toll on personal assistant Kyle Winchell. In the name of self-preservation, he re-locates to New York City to work at Ironclad Solutions, a service agency catering to the needs of the rich and famous. He accepts a job as personal assistant to well-respected concert cellist Caressa Gallo, only to find she's not as respectable as she seems.