The novel tells the story of Lara Cameron, a successful real estate developer who came from a broken family in Nova Scotia. Early in life, she learns to fend for herself and how to get her own way in a male-dominated world. She is on the verge of losing everything she has achieved as well as the one man she loves. He wanted power, she wanted revenge! 'Dear Diary: This morning I met the man I am going to marry.' It was a simple enough entry in a young woman's diary which gave not the slightest portent of the elaborate chain of events that was about to occur. The Best Laid Plans tells the explosive story of the beautiful and ambitious Leslie Stewart, who learns that for some men power is the greatest aphrodisiac; and of Oliver Russell, the handsome governor of a small southern state, who finds out why hell has no fury like a woman scorned.