Darek Christiansen is almost a dream bachelor―oldest son in
the large Christiansen clan, heir to their historic
Evergreen Lake Resort, and doting father. But he’s also
wounded and angry since the tragic death of his wife,
Felicity. No woman in Deep Haven dares come near.
New assistant county attorney Ivy Madison simply doesn’t
know any better when she bids on Darek at the charity
auction. Nor does she know that when she crafted a plea
bargain three years ago to keep Jensen Atwood out of jail
and in Deep Haven fulfilling community service, she was
releasing the man responsible for Felicity’s death. All Ivy
knows is that the Christiansens feel like the family she’s
always longed for. And once she gets past Darek’s tough
exterior, she finds a man she could spend the rest of her
life with. Which scares her almost as much as Darek learning
of her involvement in his wife’s case.
Caught between new love and old grudges, Darek must decide
if he can set aside the past for a future with Ivy―a future
more and more at risk as an approaching wildfire threatens
to wipe out the Christiansen resort and Deep Haven itself.