Kate Summer's life flies apart when her husband and daughter are tragically killed. That same year, Boston debutante Bibi Sullivan gives birth to a son after a scandalous affair. Their lives dovetail when Kate is given the chance to adopt Bibi's child--if she agrees to disappear.
Now, fifteen years later, Daegan O'Rourke has come to Hopewell, Oregon. Sensual and dangerous, he disturbs Kate--and awakens powerful desire. Longing to end a deception that began so many years before, Kate's world is rocked again when a wealthy family fights her for the son she vows never to surrender. In desperation, she turns to the only man she can trust. But Daegan has his own past to hide...a past with shocking ties to hers...a past about to explode in fury and raging passion.