A year and a half ago, Saxon Carstairs & his partner were shot in an undercover drug bust gone bad. When he got out of hospital, he quit the Portland Police Department and lived as a recluse in the lighthouse at Satan's Cove. He lived by three simple rules: 1) Never get involved. 2) Never play hero. 3) Never fall in love.
One dark & stormy night, Madeline washed up half drowned right on his beach with no memory of who she was nor how she got a bullet wound. Unable to help himself, her very presence aroused Sax's instincts--both protective and carnal.
I found it just too pat that Sax's last case on the force should be connected with Maddy's troubles. Another objection is Maddy's smart mouth and seductive instincts were real sharp--totally unaffected by her near death experience. I also couldn't understand the reason behind Sax's 'rules' & reclusiveness. His reasons for not getting involved with Maddy were also vague.