My daughter’s first birthday is the most special anniversary I have had. My daughter was born 8 weeks early, weighing in just under four pounds when I had to have an emergency c-section. I was told that she would stay in the NICU for 8 weeks, that she’d have trouble breathing, that she’d be behind developmentally, but we wouldn’t know the extent until her first birthday. At her first birthday she exceeded everyone’s expectations. She only spent 10 days in the NICU, never had any problems and at a year was cleared as having no side effects from her early birth. There’s nothing that makes a mother happier than that and that’s why the first anniversary of her birth is so memorable.
Drake Charles’s work in the fast-growing mobile technology field made him a wealthy, powerful man. But he quickly sheds the fame and publicity for a more private life that earns him the label as a man of mystery. Drake adds to that mystery every year when he hosts a masquerade ball for charity. It’s also his best chance to find the one thing he really wants . . . true love.
Having met behind masks of anonymity, Elle and Drake enjoy a whirlwind night of romance that leaves them both wanting more. Elle’s heart tells her to trust Drake, but years of fighting off business foes has taught her that anyone could be a potential threat. Will this new romance give them both a fairy tale ending, or spiral into a nightmare for the whole Simpson family?