When Sara Crawford arrives on Thorne Island, she discovers that her inheritance is nothing like the photo in the glossy brochure the lawyer presented. For a start, the dock's about to collapse into the lake. And The Cozy Cove Inn, so charmingly depicted in the pamphlet, is in desperate need of a paintbrush and a vacuum.Another detail-not mentioned in the advertising or in her aunt's will-is the fact that the island has four longterm inhabitants, each with an unbreakable lease. Three intensely private, cantankerous recluses who want no part of Sara's improvement plans. And one cynical, sexy man with a secret who is equally opposed to change.But Sara's never backed away from a challenge. And Nick Bass is the most attractive challenge she's met in a long time!