Marya has once been in love.
The whole unhappy episode had made her decide she should never let herself get involved again. No matter how attractive the man.
And Craig Huntingdon was certainly attractive- he was rich, intelligent and highly successful. He'd been hard to ignore on the ferry en route to Marva's home in the Faroe isles.
Convincing Craig that she just wasn't interested proved difficult- he simply refused to listen. But then why should he? Marya was having trouble convincing herself...