Is it true love at first sight is not everlasting?
Maria Medici is the strong-willed illegitimate Stark hotel heir’s daughter whom cannot be ignored for her business savvy. She’s managed Rome’s family hotel as if it were her own. Recently engaged to one of Italy’s elites she’s settling for status rather than love. Maria wants to have a family of her own, especially after having been raised by adoptive parents that treated her no better than Cinderella’s step-sisters. But when her fiancée finds out about her past suddenly the wedding is off, and she ends up bruised and broken. Shaken to her very core Maria has nowhere to turn, until help arrives.
Spencer Whitlow has been caring for his injured girlfriend after a senseless accident robbed them of their dreams forever. Funny how life changes at the drop of a hat; once planning for the wedding of the century now Ruby doesn’t even know his name. The emotional toll the last years have stolen has been tough, but he’s ready to get back out into the land of the living. On his first business trip back to Rome Spencer sees Maria for the first time, and awakens desires he thought had long disappeared. Returning to the city weeks later he finds her beaten and battered in her apartment, having been brutally abused by her ex. Once again Spencer evolves into ‘protector mode’, and with the help of his cousin brings Maria back to safety.
Maria never expects her ‘knight in shining armor’ to be the swoony-alpha Texan, no less her boss. But his unconditional love is what she’s longed for and never thought she’d find.
Opposites attract and just in the nick of time.