It's been eighteen years since attorney Marita Sommers found herself caught up in a powerful romance -- and entangled in a shocking crime that nearly destroyed her life. Somehow she survived, vowing never again to let her heart rule her head. But now, irresistibly drawn to an enigmatic family friend, she once again enters a shadowy world of sweeping passion...and peril.

Secretive, seductive Shemar Dalton has his reasons for keeping certain details about his background from Marita. Spending the summer with her at a cozy townhouse in Bermuda, he is slowly winning her trust. But Shemar never suspects the danger that lurks just beyond their secluded paradise, threatening what they share...and the very life of the woman who has become his everything.