Devon Mitchell's past is tormenting him and his future is uncertain. Plagued with the thought that he might have been responsible for his girlfriend's death, he has found a hiding place at his uncle's farm. Unexpected news from home, however, forces him to return to Washington, D.C. His beloved grandmother's art gallery is in financial trouble. Devon plans to conduct an undercover investigation from his position as the gallery's new art director.
Jayde Seaton has wanted that position for years. Now that an outsider is coming to take the job she thought was rightfully hers, she is enraged. She sets out on a mission to make things impossible for Devon.
Tensions between them spark intense heat, and Devon and Jayde enter into a complicated relationship. As the two grow closer, Devon learns of shady dealings, hostile takeovers, and corporate espionage-all leading him to the truth about the person responsible for his girlfriend's death. Now Devon must find a way to protect Jayde so she doesn't suffer the same fate as the last woman who got too close to him.