Connie Sheridan is the owner of the Sea Bluffs Lodge in Sea Bluffs, Oregon. Beautiful, 30, strong-willed, and single, Connie attends a celebrity auction to promote literacy. She inadvertently wins the bid to have dinner with the handsome romantic-suspense writer Mitch Templeton. He is part of the dynamic best seller writing duo known as Alexis Mitchell. Alexis is Mitch's ex-wife.
Sparks fly instantly between Connie and Mitch. But having been hurt by men in the past, Connie remains wary of love and romance. When Mitch shows up at the lodge that night for a room and a place to finish the latest Alexis Mitchell novel, sparks turn to flames. Connie drops her guard and finds herself swept up in passion, desire, and uncertainty. She ignores her misgivings even as she confronts her feelings about him.
Mitch Templeton had participated in the celebrity auction at Alexis' insistence, as a way to promote their brand and books. He had not counted on meeting Connie, who immediately captivated him like no woman had before. Their all-consuming passion holds the promise of much more. Now both Connie and Mitch must reconcile the past to have a chance for a future with each other and all that entails.