Caitlin Deverell had been born in SwanSea, the magnificent family home on the wid, windswept coast of Maine, & now she was restoring its splendor to open it as a luxury resort. When Nico asked her to let him stay for a few days, caution demanded she refuse the mysterious visitor's request--but his spellbinding charm made that impossible! Nico exuded power, danger, & an irresistible heat that struck sparks, willing Caitlin to draw him into her private palace...& into her secret heart. Thrilled by his desire for her, but confused that he would fight it, Caitlin dared to surrender to Nico's passionate violence. But what was the ancient secret that had brought him to SwanSea, that made him lie to the only woman for whom he'd ever lost control? Nico feared his confession would shatter Caitlin's world, but she insisted othat living in shadows was worse than any betrayal. Would SwanSea's legacy be forgiveness--& a home for enduring love?