Elle Reynolds is a woman on a mission. She escapes poverty in South London to join a profession dominated by the old school tie, which was never going to be easy. Focus, determination and discipline were her watchwords and they served her well. Oscar Golding is an aristocratic bank chairman, rich and titled, he expects her to fall at his feet like all women do, failing to realise that her success is more important to her than his title. Ivan Porenski is a wealthy and powerful Russian, with startling good looks and a background similar to Elle's, he pursues her hard, using every trick in the book to outsmart his upper-class friend. Both men want her, both have dark secrets. Who should she choose?