For three generations the family-run auction houses of the Dashwoods and the Kings have been fierce rivals. The grandparents Henry Dashwood and Edward King were once best friends, despite their different backgrounds.
Best friends until they fell for the same girl Eleanor Faraday eventually picked Henry but the seeds had been sown for a bitter feud that flourished between the two clans for over six decades. But as both firms prepare to celebrate their half century, two of the grandchildren, Jamie Dashwood and Artemis King, decide its time to bury the hatchet and arrange a shared party to which both families are invited.
Things dont go according to plan though and revelations at the party rock the foundations of both families as a web of deceit and intrigue, forgery and fraud are ruinously exposed. Jamie and Artemis uncover secrets that were better left undisturbed, but their discovery brings them closer together and they find themselves falling in love. Will their love be strong enough to survive the scandal they have unwittingly revealed?