Darkly handsome with an arrogant edge, architectural engineer Scout Ritland is the kind of American man who spells trouble. Chantal duPont should know, for she has experienced the best and worst of the country and its people. Yet here she is, home on Parrish Island, putting herself in the way of another bold Yankee. This time, however, it's for a good cause: Scout is the one man who can help her village.
Scout's ready for a little recreation. But when he catches sight of an exotic beauty with electric blue eyes, events quickly spin out of control.
Soon Scout is swept up by Chantal's need to help her people and the role he is to play in her ambitious plan. With each passing day, the work and the woman present him challenges he could never find at home. But as the project progresses, intrigue and adventure burn hotter than the island's volcano. And the two people who have met their match in each other face a future that could tear them apart.
©2006 Sandra Brown; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.