Carol Champion is unsure she wants her late husband’s chair in a four-couple gourmet group to be filled by Mark Wilson. Mark is her best friend Megan’s husband’s new business partner. Megan dies hosting a dinner party weekend. No one in La Cena quite believes the death was accidental, and Megan’s passing affects all the group members. Carol inherits her executive job. Mark’s partnership with her husband is threatened. Trust fund money passes to Megan’s brother.
Carol and Mark soon find strong mutual attraction competing with suspicions Megan’s death raises as La Cena members turn on one another. The new lovers must unravel a tangle of financial affairs and a secret sexual liaison centered on a murky investment scheme if they are to come to fully trust each other and learn how Megan died.