Advertising executive Lexi Winters always has played by the rules to get what she wants, but when she meets coworker Jake Hartman, she realizes the thing she wants most is off-limits. As their innocent flirtation escalates into something more, Lexi realizes she is in deep and must play by a new set of rules—if only she knew the game they were playing.
But Lexi was never one for games. She had her life mapped out—until her plans unraveled when she caught her fiancé in the act with a scheming coworker. After leaving him, her beloved New York, and a successful career, she faces the harsh reality of starting over. She returns to her hometown of Chicago and lands a new job where she meets Jake, the agency founder’s captivating nephew. Their chemistry is undeniable, but Lexi is protective of her fragile heart and isn’t ready to date again. Jake is on the fast track to leading the company and has vowed to his uncle never to let anything—or anyone—get in his way. What begins as harmless flirtation soon crosses a line that threatens to destroy Lexi and Jake’s promising careers. In a relationship plagued by secrets, will they risk everything to be out in the open?