Carina Conte has had a crush on her brother Michaelâ€™s best friend, Max Gray, since she was a teenager back home in Italy. Now sheâ€™s earned her MBA and come to work at Michaelâ€™s new venture, Americaâ€™s fastest-growing bakery empire. But some things never change: her overprotective family still treats her like a child. With three drop-dead gorgeous siblings, sheâ€™s still the ugly duckling of the bunch. And Max, the companyâ€™s new CEO, still barely notices her. Max knows Carina Conte is strictly off-limits, for the sake of his job and his friendship with Michael. But hot-blooded lust wins out at a conference when the two share a scorching one-night standâ€”and are busted by her mother! Now, forced by old-world Italian tradition into a marriage heâ€™s not ready for, Max is miserableâ€”and Carina is furious. Her new husband is about to realize that hell hath no fury like a woman transformed. . . .