Things are changing for the staff of Lagos firm City Finance, and not necessarily for the best. But for Ada Okafor, a bright, dedicated and beautiful trainee accountant, the only change worth noticing is the dashing, British-trained new assistant MD, Tony Okoli. Ambitious and determined, Ada ignores her feelings for Tony and focuses on juggling her work in accounts with completing her degree in business and finance. But their love of books draws them closer together and they embark on a secret but passionate affair. They soon discover that the course of love does not run smooth and a host of obstacles, from Tony's disapproving family to jealous colleagues, litter their path. Their passion for each other is truly tested as they fight to persuade themselves and the world that love, in the end, trumps social status.