Victoria Pierce is the billionaire owner and CEO of an international multimedia empire. At the age of forty, she has sacrificed relationships and having a family to pour herself into growing her company. She is known as a no-nonsense, tough as nails boss, who demands nothing less than the very best from her employees and accepts nothing less than perfection from herself. So, when her former mentor asks her to take his son on as her assistant in order to prepare him for his future role at the helm of his family’s billion-dollar advertising and marketing company, Victoria is less than thrilled. Adler St. James III represents everything she has been battling since she started her company—rich, entitled, mediocre men. But how can she say no to her mentor, who was the person who helped give her her own start in the beginning? The answer is she can’t. So, she takes on Adler, with the full intention that she’s going to work the silver spoon, billionaire heir harder than he’s ever been worked in his entire life. There’s just one problem—Adler is not what she expected, and he has his own ideas about working her over in return.
Adler St. James III may have been born into privilege, but contrary to what Victoria believes, he hasn’t always had it easy. Adler has had to fight hard for the life he has built for himself, and at the age of thirty, Adler hasn’t been anyone’s employee since his early twenties. So, when his father issues him an ultimatum demanding he give up his own small business and his independence to go work for Victoria Pierce as her lowly assistant, to say he’s less than thrilled is an understatement. But he’s nothing if not a shrewd businessman, who can see the big picture.
However, Adler quickly learns that Victoria thinks he’s nothing more than a spoiled, weak-willed kid—one who she’s determined to break. Except she’s all wrong about him, and she soon discovers, not only is Adler one of the hardest working men she’s ever met, he’s also the most determined, and once he sets his mind to something, he’s unrelenting. And in this case, he’s firmly set his mind upon having her.
Discover what happens when Victoria finds herself trapped alone with Adler, and he decides it’s time she learned a hard, rough, punishing lesson about what happens when someone underestimates him.