Long ago they had been husband and wife-when Angie Hall was just a teenage. Now, under the burning Texas sun, they are enemies-and lovers once again as Deke Blackwood's lean, hard rancher's body rekindles the long-smoldering fires between them. For in his summer house by the shimmering Gulf, the golden-haired girl has surrendered her life and her heart to become Deke's woman, to recapture the love that was...terms of surrender.
from the back cover of the book.
I read this book first about 20 years ago. I got it again to see if it was as good as I had remembered. I guess I've matured since then. I think the characters are underdeveloped and really didn't "feel" them. First off, I found it hard to believe that she waited 7 years to see her daughter. Second, I found it equally hard to believe that they fell right into bed together after their second encounter, almost as if nothing had happened. It left me "wanting".
Angie was surprised by the desire that coursed thourgh her when she saw her former husband, Deke Blackwood, again. Seven years under the hot Texas sun had changed a youth into a powerful man. And Angie was no longer an unsure teenage bride, but a beautiful, proud woman.
Now she has come back to claim the one special joy that has been missing from her life---their daughter. But her hopes are threatened by Dek's fierce devotion to their child. And even as they battle over their daughter, a passion flames between them--a passion that promises the love they once denied.