Book 5 - Pippa series
The Art of the Deal
Her clients considered her bizarre — the eccentric woman who lived in an isolated house nestled in the Smoky Mountains. Caitland Fox didn't care what they said. An acknowledged genius in the computer field, she had chosen her solitude. She'd even designed "Baby" a full-service computer that managed everything in her home, from security to gourmet meals. Hers was a pleasant, efficient life — until a dark-haired stranger appeared unexpectedly at the gate to her estate.
Robert Thornton's request was simple. As head of the multinational Thornton Enterprises, he wanted Cait to design a new computer system for his company. Everyone agreed that Cait Fox was the best, and Robert never settled for anything less. He'd braved turbulent skies and muddy roads to make his appeal in person. As a result, he found himself stranded at the top of her mountain.
Cait had no trouble refusing his business offer. But she couldn't turn him away. It would be foolish to leave the mountain on foot in this weather. She would put him up for a few days. And with each passing hour, she would steel herself against the lure of Robert Thornton, a man who understood the power of passion and the art of persuasion.
Kismet Romance - # 98