- Expected Nov 5, 2020
It's the summer of 1980, and a sweltering heat wave plagues much of the South. To get over a recent breakup and find some much-needed cooling down, Amelia Halloway escapes the city to spend the next three months at her grandparent's secluded lake house. Even though she craves isolation, it doesn't last long thanks to an irritatingly handsome intruder.
The man from across the lake; the cocky, arrogant, and completely irresistible Knox Wellington-- one who isn't used to hearing the word no. She's running; he's chasing, and it's one hell of a relay. Inevitably, as most Wellingtons do, he breaks down her barriers and raises her temperature higher than any heat index. They embark on a carefree, no strings affair that intensifies the flames of their passion with every passing day.
What's meant to be a summer fling turns into so much more, but even the harshest of infernos eventually burn out, leaving nothing but ashes and destruction in its wake.
Life may tear them apart, but even hundreds of miles away, Knox can't forget the beautiful brunette who set his soul on fire, consuming his every waking thought until he has to seek her out. When he returns to Crystal Cove, he's in for the surprise of his life.
About to face the ultimate test, Knox must decide... can he stand the heat?