Mitchell Rath thrives on challenge. Taking over ailing companies has made him a powerful, wealthy man. But one business empire eludes him-and it belongs to Elaine Stuben. This determined tycoon has little time for pleasure-and no time at all for emotional involvement! But when it comes to Elaine's company, Mitchell's hardened heart starts to feel some unwelcome twinges of compassion! And, worse still, in her presence his cool reserve is fast giving way to an all-consuming heat . . .