Cathy Bissette thought she had left everything behind - the publishing job, the glamour of New York, the broken heart - for a quiet three-month getaway on the shores of North Carolina. But the moment Jared Parsons sailed the lavish Sea Gypsy into Pamlico Sound, she knew her quiet refuge was ruined. She wasn't sure what bothered her more about this stranger - his arrogant attitude or the way he got under her skin. Would Cathy run away again? Or run straight into the arms of a man she loved to hate...and hated to love?