Middle-aged Californian Katerina Mancini gave up on romance years ago and will never give another man a chance to break her heart. Not even a friendly Brit with a silky-smooth voice she could listen to all day… and all night!
She is independent and self-sufficient, a fairly successful government public affairs officer who likes her job. Also a part-time musician who doesn’t look her age, Kat hates dressing-up and lives in blue jeans and athletic shoes. She is content to have a safe, predictable life with her cats and friends.
A few years younger and also single, stylish British actor Jamie Knight lives a playboy life. He’s not famous yet, but his mother—once a star of British films and TV—is. Jamie didn’t land his first starring role until he was 43, and he’s determined to catch up with Mum. He’ll do almost anything to win an Academy Award and achieve A-List status in Hollywood to prove he’s as good as she is.
When fate draws Kat’s name in a sweepstakes and sends her to London for a tour of television filming locations, she’s not interested in meeting an actor reputed to be a sexist womanizer. But when she does, Jamie seems nothing like the cad his P.R. says he is. Still, he’s undoubtedly a heartache looking for a place to happen, and she’s not naïve enough to be attracted to someone like him, even if she hadn’t sworn-off romantic entanglements.
Jamie’s tired of dating for publicity. But he’s gun shy after being used for his posh family’s prestige. He wishes someone would love him just for himself—not his career or income. Or Mum. An American he met at a museum event—Katerina—seemed like that kind of woman, but she made it clear she wasn’t interested in him. Still, after that chance meeting and a few hours together, she keeps popping into his thoughts.
So he tries to see her when he’s in California, and the better he gets to know her, the faster he’s falling. Despite the 5,000 miles between them and their disparate social status and wardrobes, Jamie is about to turn Kat’s comfortable, emotionally-stable life upside-down and weaken her resolve—for better or for worse.