Auri ‘Creole’ Levalois is looking for a killer. Determined to put his foster-brother’s killer behind bars, he has taken a leave of absence from New Orleans PD to hunt the man down. But what he finds instead is a woman who turns his lonely world upside down—and touches him as no other woman had ever done.
Grace Summerville’s identical twin sister has vanished without a trace. Grace has left her cozy Charleston home and high school counselor job, and rushed to New Orleans’ notorious French Quarter, where she discovers a dark, mysterious man watching her from the neighboring balcony.
From the second their eyes meet, Creole and Grace’s attraction burns out of control. But she is wary. She has heard about these hot-blooded Cajun men. They are intense. Passionate, like their music. Nothing remotely similar to the calm, dignified South Carolina gentlemen she is used to. Creole is just the kind of man she desperately needs to avoid.
After days—and nights—of sizzling clashes, where each suspects the other of duplicity, they finally strike a truce and work together to trap the man who is responsible for both terrible crimes. Meanwhile their attraction flames hotter and hotter with each erotic encounter they are helpless to avoid, until at last they end up in each other’s arms.
Closing in on the murderer, the worst happens, and they are trapped in his deadly net. Faced with certain death, will they finally admit to their secret hope for love and a future together?