Everything about Reeve Laughlin was a challenge--and China Payne seized the gauntlet he offered with both hands. Her nutty mothers scheme had thrown them together; they had to keep her from putting out a contract on her 5th husband-- who happened to be Reeves father! China's talent agency had left no time for such distractions, but Reeves sapphire eyes dared her to play. The game began on a chessboard, where two lively minds declared their intentions. Skirmish followed skirmish as Reeve used every delectable weapon in his loving arsenal to gain China's trust. China moved boldly across the board, but suddenly the advantage was all his.