In the sultry heat of a New Orleans summer, Skye Cameron sees Justin Law for the first time and knows immediately that she will either love him or hate him--no woman could ever be indifferent to such a man. Warned against this tall, intense man who has been in jail for murder, Skye nevertheless is drawn to him in a way she cannot explain. Persuaded by her family to marry Justin's respectable brother Courtney, Skye tries desperately to put thoughts of Justin out of her head and ignore the feelings she has for him. But even if she could, it would not be enough. For Justin Law is a man willing to fight for what he wants ... and what he wants is Skye.