The town of St. Caroline had never felt like home to Sterling Matthew. Even though the Matthew family could date their residence back nearly a hundred years, Sterling had grown up in boarding schools—and promptly decamped for the ski slopes of Europe after college.
When his father falls ill, his mother calls him home to run the family business, the renowned Chesapeake Inn. What Sterling finds, though, is a business on shaky financial footing and a staff resistant to the radical changes he has to make. No matter. He'll do what needs to be done . . . and then leave St. Caroline for good.
For years, Lucy Wyndham wondered whether she'd ever catch another glimpse of the boy she'd crushed on at the Chesapeake Inn's summer camp for disadvantaged kids. He'd been tall and quiet. Mysterious and aloof. And the owner's son. Now he's her boss and the attraction is just as strong—but they're no more compatible today than they were as teenagers. When he informs her that the camp must be eliminated to improve the resort's bottom line, she embarks on an ambitious campaign to save it. Even if the price is her job . . . and her heart.
Contains mature themes.