Maggie Kelly Romeo and Gian Romeo are committed to their careers and to each other. Together they love, laugh and practice law in Kansas City. But in the courtroom, they play opposing roles: Maggie is a prosecuting attorney with an impressive winning record; Gian is a high-profile defense attorney with a fee schedule to match. While professional ethics dictate that she recuse herself from cases involving his clients, they sometimes argue merit in the privacy of their home.
Then opportunity knocks. A vacancy on the bench is the chance of a lifetime and an invitation to disaster when Maggie and Gian are each asked to apply. Suddenly they find themselves playing a game of one-upmanship that sometimes makes it difficult for them to remember what brought them together in the first place as they compete for that judgeship.
It’s a prize they cannot share, one that threatens to break them apart. And if either one of them takes the next step up the ladder of success, they may have to choose: the perfect career, or the perfect love.
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