The back cover says: "Breaking news... The death of Edwin Searle has turned this town upside down. That grumpy old man was secretly a millionaire! And the surprises don't end there: he left his millions to three women who weren't even family--including hairstylist Valerie Blunt.
It's a lucky thing Val has inherited that money, since the new fire marshal, Ian Keene, has insited that she bring her salon up to code, no matter what the cost. Sparks fly between the two, but she has to wonder whether it's her, or the not-so wonderful lagacy Edwin left, that's got him heated up. It's up to Ian to make her see that they're not playing with fire... they're playing for keeps..."