The fine art of seduction Maximus Knight just had a rude awakening. It's bad enough he has to compete for control of Knight Shipping with the half brother he never knew he had. Now his father's will has just given gorgeous gallery owner Tahlia Armstrong a tie-breaking stake in the company. Seducing her into turning over her shares—and controlling interest—to him backfires when a sizzling kiss ignites emotions too powerful to ignore. Max is Tahlia's secret weakness. For years, she has desired the man no woman can resist. But the charismatic entrepreneur is used to getting what he wants, and Tahlia has been scorched by love before. When a shocking power play threatens their passionate bond, Tahlia has to decide whether she can trust Max with her heart—and a love too precious to lose.