Stockbroker Carol Venson's chic, fast-track life was on course--until Harlan Stone stormed into her office. He was determined to prevent a "disastrous" marriage between Carol's teenage daughter and his son. Coldly she agreed. But the young couple was equally determined to marry. So Carol arranged the wedding, trying to bury herself in her work to hide the feelings Harlan himself aroused. Lean, muscular, and handsome, he'd awakened needs she'd never recognized before. But Carol knew she couldn't abandon herself to his embrace when their values were so far apart. If Carol was driven to succeed, then Harlan wasn't ambitious enough. He believed love could bridge any gap--but she was afraid to trust her runaway heart.