She's avoided men all her life. Growing up with an abusive father, Katie Lawry learned a thing or two about men and has made a conscious choice to stay far away from them-that is, until the day of her brother Owen's wedding when she's rescued from nearly drowning by Shane McCarthy. With everyone who matters to her assuring her that Shane is one of the good guys, she feels safe to give in to the attraction that simmers between them. She's waited a long time to take a chance on love, but is he the right guy for her? More than two years after a painful divorce, Shane has a life on Gansett Island that makes sense to him. With a job that he enjoys and his father, sister, and beloved baby nephew living close by, Shane is content if not entirely happy. One thing he knows for sure is he's tired of living in the past. Spending time with sweet, sensitive, sexy Katie Lawry makes him feel hopeful, and he might be ready to risk his heart again... Surrounded by the Gansett Island community, Shane and Katie take an important step forward together, but is their new relationship strong enough to withstand an unexpected challenge?