HE WANTS HER BACK. SHE HAS HER DOUBTS. LOVE BURNED THEM ONCE --- NOW THEY'RE TWICE AS HOT!
Successful but shy, Seattle art dealer Mattie Sharpe fell for handsome, outspoken, professional adventurer Hugh Abbott at first sight. So she turned up her courage, let down her hair and made him an offer she thought he couldn't refuse. But he broke her heart, and left Seattle for his South Sea island home. Angry and hurt, Mattie endured the advice of her eccentric, artistic family --- a sister who disdained Hugh as too "elemental," and an aunt who called him a "real" man. Mattie vowed that she'd meet Hugh again, over her --- or better, his --- dead body.
When they do meet again, it's over someone else's dead body --- and now they're running for their lives through an island jungle. Hugh's talking fast to make up for his mistake. Mattie's not listening --- until his gentle touch ignites a white-hot fusion, and she gives in. But Hugh's past is catching up with them --- and Mattie must stake her very survival on the man she loves --- the only man who ever let her down! Weaving a tour-de-force of delectable, sensual romance and breathless adventure, Jayne Ann Krentz kindles our deepest dreams with a tale of enduring family bonds and the miracle of a love that --- finally! --- conquers all.