*From the Back Cover*
Lumberton's prodigal son, ruggedly hadnsome Duke Jones, was back, and residents were up in arms. Public opinion was clear: he was not welcome. Duke had tried to outrun his family reputation, but old memories died hard.
The community outcry appalled the fair minded Mayor Jennifer McMann. Duke deserved a chance to make good. She hired him to work at city hall...and tried to duck the outraged criticism of the neighbors who had elected her. Throughout, her admiration-and desire-for Duke deepened. His inner strength proved an anchor in the storm of controversy. But could they transcend the pain of past prejudice to embrace a future together?