Political lobbyist Alyssa Wingate sneaks into an exclusive reception, hoping for a chance to convince Senator Randolph Kingsley to support her foundation for improving elder care. The plan didn't involve ending up in a police station with him in the middle of the night—or becoming involved in a red-hot relationship that could jeopardize his career and her livelihood. Randolph's life is charmed…but it's also empty. Surrounded by ambitious social climbers, he's struck at once by Alyssa's understated beauty and poise, and by her passionate commitment to her cause. But in a cutthroat city like Washington, D.C., lobbyists and politicians shouldn't mix business with pleasure, much less fall in love….