Jilted by her fiance, California executive Giselle D'Amato has decided to trade in her broken heart for a newfound independence. Inheriting her great-aunt's house on Oahu's North Shore is just the incentive she needs to start life over. Until she discovers it comes with an unexpected hitch: a handsome, brooding new neighbor. Widowed photojournalist Stoney Breeden wants nothing more than a tranquil, solitary life. Now, into his peaceful tropical retreat, has come a distraction too beautiful to ignore.