Jewelry designer Rachel Givens loses the mother figure in her life when Julia Winters dies. As it turns out, Julia harbored secrets—including the existence of a handsome son, Lucas Monroe Scott. Now Rachel learns that she and Lucas have both inherited his mother's lovely summer cottage in Highland Beach, Maryland. But can she bear to share cramped quarters with the gorgeous yet openly hostile sax player?
Lucas can't believe his mother left half his inheritance to a perfect stranger. But as he gets to know Rachel, his resentment fades and his feelings grow into something richer and much more intense. If he can come to terms with the mysteries of his past, he might just think about putting down roots in Highland Beach . . .