History expert and publisher Dominic Stewart notices the fairy-tale shoes first, but author Meg Crawford, the woman who wears them, is no Cinderella. Meg should use those red stilettos to walk away from the powerful, determined man who challenges her to do what she never thought she could. Her refusal is quick and adamant, and the stakes are too high. Ultimately, she can’t resist his extremely tempting offer. If she fails, they both lose; if she succeeds, it may be at too big a price. Both believe “happily ever after” is pure fiction, but their chance encounter in a bar just may give them a shot at romantic history on and off the page.