After a long stay in London, where she reluctantly leaves behind a man who roused her sensual nature as never before, Anita returns home to her beloved lake.
For twenty-seven years she has been able to watch the herons settle in the lake at the end of each day, but now suddenly big business threatens to ruin everything she has come to love about the area where she was born. This is something she simply cannot permit, even if Craig- the man behind these environmentally evil plans- is a man she would rather surrender her heart to than fight.
Anita struggles to forget how Craig's body feels against hers as she publicly defends her town against him. But Craig is a very persuasive man, and he does everything in his power to seduce the fiery red-head into seeing, and especially feeling, things his way.
Love and stubborn pride erupt into a battle for the lake, and for Anita's heart.