(Formally Playing Hard to Get) Working for your father has its advantages, especially when he owns a multi-million-dollar company. But those perks only help when he knows you exist. When Khalil Campbell landed a job at Brooks & Thompson Publications, he had one idea in mind, confront his absentee father, Lawrence Brooks. Only things don't exactly go as intended. With plans to open his dream restaurant, quitting isn't an option so KC sticks it out. For most being stuck at job you hate would be hell, but KC looks on the bright side of everything and his happens to be a certain acquisitions editor with her heart under lock and key, Clover St. Claire. Despite his best efforts he can't seem to make it through the shield of ice she keeps up at all times. Never one to give up a challenge, KC turns on the charm. With skills both in and out of the kitchen it's only a matter of time before he wins her over. However, when it finally seems he's gained some traction, both romantically and with his entrepreneurship endeavors, things begin to go awry. It appears that Lawrence may know more than he's letting on, which may jeopardize KC's blossoming business. If that isn't enough, Clover is exhibiting strange behavior that lead to some shocking discoveries. With love and his dream on the line KC must decide if either is worth the time and energy spent pursuing them.