Catherine's long-held dream of the new life she had and her brother would share on their Caribbean plantation shattered on her arrival. Her brother was dead, and Catherine was left to face the unexpected run-down state of Brigands alone. Yet goaded by the doubts of arrogant Adam Hammond, a prosperous neighbor, Catherine vowed to show him she could restore Brigands. But added to Adam's doubts was a hostility toward her that she couldn't understand. Hostility that threatened any possible relationship between them.