Rising star attorney Marcy Paglinowski has struggled for everything in her life. Her high-paying job supplies a level of comfort she's strived for since childhood. On the other hand, Truman Fleming was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and after a lifetime of silly socialites, he's decided to re-evaluate his priorities. Dumping his lucrative law practice, Truman attempts to make a living by using his hands.

While researching evidence for a negligence trial, Marcy runs afoul of an evil-tempered construction foreman named Chuck. Seeing him abuse a puppy, she rashly confronts him and is grateful when Truman comes to her rescue. Unfortunately, this leads to Truman being fired from his job.

Having no idea of Truman's background, Marcy tries to get his help in testifying against his former employer. While Truman is attracted to Marcy, he immediately assumes that she too was born with a silver spoon and finds her money-driven ethics distasteful. Neither lover has been completely honest about their background or goals, essentially building what might be an insurmountable roadblock to happiness.

Elaine Fox returns with a stirring and tender love story. Miscommunication and hidden motives form the basis of this thoroughly modern tale. (Jul., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith