The sandy trail of a missing woman leads straight to diamonds…and murder.
Cassie Taylor's aunt Betsy is missing from her gated Palm Coast community. But when Cassie goes looking, she finds a body, and more questions--who was the murdered man to her aunt? Why did she mail Cassie a fabulous, expensive diamond bracelet? And what does her aunt's tearful neighbor know that she's not telling?
And last but not least, does hunky deputy Tanner just want to keep Cassie from meddling in his case? Or is he staying close because he feels the same tidal attraction she does?
Tanner Reid is a good man and a dedicated deputy. He can't get involved personally with the lovely, spirited Cassie--not when she's involved in a tangled case of murder and possible kidnapping. He must first find the murderer and her aunt.
But when diamond robberies deepen the plot, danger threatens Cassie herself. When he'd like nothing more than to roll over her like a coastal high tide, can he keep her safe, and keep his hands off? And will they solve the case before someone else dies--possibly Cassie herself?