Venny McClure had come to her family's private island to hide, not to fall in love-but when a bronzed, tantalizing hunk accused her of trespassing, she trembled with stirrings of desire. Hennessey was charming, dangerous, an utterly handsome man who could make her want, make her feel again-and before she could evict him, he was kissing her silly, kissing her sweet... and she was powerless to resist him. Hennessey knew that brown eyes shouldn't snap, crackle and sizzle like hers, but holding her in his arms was heavenly, and her honeysuckle hair made him delirious. The wariness in her eyes warned him not to rush things, but this heartbreakingly beautiful lady needed him to ease her sorrow, soothe her sadness-and he'd do anything he could to make her smile as he made her his. Once, Venny had sacrificed all she treasured for a man she loved; now could she vanquish the ghosts of her past and find paradise in Hennessey's heart?