Leigh Barrington goes away to othe Bahamas to recuperate from her estranged sister's death and to rethink her newly acauired position as principal stockholder of Cassiopeia Salons. Cassiopeia was started by her sister Stephanie and her husband Paul, a former rock star. But the idea for the salon was Leigh's idea and dream she'd had since high school. When she meets handsome, self-assured Caesar Montgomery, she decides to engage in an island holiday fling. Caesar, a.k.a. as Sarito Valerian, did indeed just complet a jaunt as overseer of his late father's coffee plantation in Columbia because his brother was ill. But he also is on the board of Cassiopeia and wants to convince Leigh to take a lesser role in running the company. As SArito he was a world renowned hairdresser to the starts but that life is behind him and his main desire is to see the success of the salons he helped to build. When Leigh finds out she has been deceived, she is at first hurt and angry with Caesar, but after getting back to New York, she rethinks mattes and decides a marriage of convenience is the right decision to gain majority control of the boarad and paut Cassiopeia back on track. They weren't supposed to fall in love. Throught the course of reviving the business, bringing in models for advertisements, and a new marketing plan, there is adversary from every side. There is a contrary aunt who was close to Stephanie and resents Leigh taking her place, a hostile back-stabbing board of directors, attempts on Leigh's life and the undeniable love between Leigh and Caesar. In addition, it looks as if Stephanie and Paul's murderer is still at large. The romance and intrigue of this story will keep you interest on a cold winter night.
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After her estranged sister is murdered, Leigh Barrington inherits a huge share of her successful beauty salon chain. The business had been Leigh's idea, and now she is determined to run it her way. But her aunt, who holds a large share of the company's stock, threatens to destroy her dream. To gain controlling interest, Leigh has no choice but to marry board member Caesar Montgomery, a man she does not trust--and is determined never to love.