Helena agreed to marry a wealthy elderly man in order to save her parents from poverty after they gave everything they had to support her. On her way to the wedding, she has a near-death experience and is rescued by Mason Knight. In order to feel alive, she grasps her last chance at passion before committing herself to a loveless marriage, and she gives herself to her savior for a single night of lovemaking. After going their separate ways, Helena and Mason never thought they would run into each other again...and certainly not at Helena's wedding! Mason was mortified to find out the woman he had saved the night before was his boss's bride-to-be. Twelve years later, Helena's husband has passed away and his company is on the verge of bankruptcy. Helena needs Mason's help in order to save it. Mason sees Helena as nothing more than a coldhearted gold-digging woman. Helena suffers under Mason's hateful glares. Will he take this opportunity to get back at Helena for using him, or will they finish what they started all those years ago?