The budding romance between Deannie Hale and local fisherman, Brock Sanderson, was cut short when Deannie left for her dreams, which she could only find in Hollywood. Their relationship ended on a rocky note, a tumultuous argument that ended with the future diva over the sailor's knee. Still, Deannie followed her star, finding short-lived success as a recording star and actress, and Brock took to his other home, the sea.
Now, years later, Deannie is back in her hometown, that little oceanside village. Her grandparents, who raised her, have both died, and they've willed their landmark home and family business, a bar called the Tipsy Mermaid, to their beloved granddaughter.
Having had enough of her lonely life in Hollywood and New York, Deannie is happy to be home for good—until her heart remembers how much she loved Brock, who is now the captain of his own fishing boat. Brock has never forgotten Deannie, either, and he can no longer ignore their passion for each other. Yet can the handsome, stern captain tame his sweet but mischievous princess, who makes him long for her while he's away, working at sea?
Disclaimer: A wonderful tale of a couple reunited, complete with hot love scenes and searing bottom warming, with a hard hand, wooden spoon, paint stirrer and, of course, a hairbrush.