To save her precious dress shop from ruin, Minerva was forced to become a pawn in a rich man's revenge. Against her better judgment, she agreed to seduce her benefactor's hated enemy, Roarke Harding, and then heartlessly cast him aside. But when and invitation to a high society affair brought Minerva face to face with her unwitting victim, she knew she'd have no trouble playing the shameless seductress. Just the sight of his broad shoulders and manly physique ignited a fiery yearning, even as his smoldering gaze burned a searing trail down her own provocatively clad curves. And when his lips claimed hers in a soul stirring kiss, it was hard to know where pretense ended and passion began!