Emma's father, Senator Schooner Tremaine, has struck a deal with the devil. He arranged to marry Emma off to the rakish Gray Taylor as a business transaction.
There's no way that Emma will marry Gray. He's rude, cold, and domineering. Emma runs away in the night and ends up in Duck, North Carolina.
She's safe for the moment, but she knows she has to come up with a contingency plan, something to make certain that if Schooner comes after her, he can't force her to marry ruthless Gray.
In walks Reese McConnell, and Emma has an answer to her dilemma. All she has to do is convince Reese to marry her...
Which man will Emma end up with? Will her father's decision ruin her life or be her salvation?