This lazy little town in the Louisiana bayou country was never going to be the same - at least, not if local bad boy Johnny Bernard had anything to do with it. He'd come back to turn up the heat on some of the town's most upstanding citizens - the ones who'd sent him to prison for a crime he hadn't committed... But he hadn't counted on Nicole Chapman - and another kind of heat altogether. The beautiful blonde with the shadowed past awoke a desire that flashed through him like summer lightning. But could their passion survive the secrets of the past - secrets that could set this town on fire...?