This is one of the author's 'early' works and is dated in setting, and in attitudes. Not sure the plot is worth the time to update. It was interesting to read to see how far one of my favorite authors has come in her writing skills. Can't say as I can really recommend it though.
Laura, the "heroine," is an assistant district attorney, and she comes up against Max, the "hero," in the courtroom. It's pretty much lust at first sight for her -- she's very shaken by their first meeting -- and it seems he's similar affected, since he starts immediately pursuing her despite the ethical problems of their being opposing councils in a murder case.
Both Max and Laura are shallow characters, and Laura, despite being a "career woman," is irritatingly weak. She allows Max to completely dominate her life, once they're together, and pretty much completely falls apart when the course of the relationship doesn't run smoothly.
Laura Grandine, Assistant District Attorney. A formidable courtroom adversary, she is tough and talented, and fights hard for every victory. Beneath her hard shell, she's a passionate woman who craves the love of a man, but even romance must be on her own terms.
Maxwell Kraig, the renowned big city lawyer, imported by the accused to the small Massachusetts town. A legal powerhouse, he has an undeniable masculinity that only adds to his legend-a man who remains uncommitted to any woman.
Soon the two lawyers will clash in the courtroom, as another more passionate fight begins-the battle of desires that could lead to unbearable heartbreak..or incomparable joy.