Young Genna Whitworth and Eli Blaylock were told as children that they were wrong for one another. She was from wealth and he a poor Conch boy. Yet their friendship was fast until one violent night of fire and death tore them apart. Seventeen years later they are reunited under quite different circumstances. Genna flees from the unspeakable advances of her cruel brother-in-law only to be shipwrecked and rescued by the man she believd dead. As Genna slowly mends, she and Eli rediscover their past attraction, while he battles against honor in the matter of his fiancee, the daughter of his mentor and benefactor. Author Colleen Easton knows how to tighten the screws of her plot, how to box in her characters until the reader can't figure out how things can possibly work out. No predicable outcomes here, rather there are excellent twists and turns.