Dante could not love due to his horrible and sad past of having to endure a horrible childhood so hides away his feelings... He does not allow himself to feel.
Paige was the employee who worked for him and looked from afar at he handsome boss. Paige had her own disasters in life known as the failure growing up in a small town and leaving to start again. Paige helps Dante learn it is ok to love.
Sad for Dante growing up the way he did. A good story to read, but have read several of these with the same sort of story line. Again for me was a good enough story but was not a mind blowing wow for me.