Cornelius Linus Maxwell. C. Linus Maxwell. Due to his repu-tation as a playboy the tabloid press often called him “Climax- Well.” The world’s richest megabillionaire.Those same tabloids had dubbed her “the Nerd’s Cinderella.” Penny Harrigan and Corny Maxwell. They’d met a year before. That all seemed like a lifetime ago. A different world entirely.A better world.Never in human history had there been a better time to be a woman. Penny knew that.Growing up, she repeated the fact like a mantra:
Never in human history has there been a better time to be a woman.
Her world had been perfect, more or less. She’d recently graduated law school in the top third of her class, but failed the bar exam twice. Twice! It wasn’t self- doubt, not really, but an idea had begun to haunt her. It bothered Penny that, due