Camille has been hired to renovate the aging estate of an ailing and genteel gentleman, who wants to leave something welcoming and homey for future generations. When she arrives at the mansion, she realizes that Zack, a man with whom she shared a vacation romance and night of passion 2 years earlier, is the heir. Neither she nor Zack have been able to forget the other and move on in their respective love lives, but they need to resolve some misunderstandings before they can pick up where they left off. The bickering and unnecessary nastiness in trying to put distance between themselves and the other turned me off a bit because I felt their reasoning for pushing the other away wasn't very believable and could have been handled more respectfully and more easily with better communication. Yet, I still enjoyed the story because it was very cute and romantic. Camille, Zack and all the secondary characters were very likable, especially in their compassion towards the ailing Rayburn.
I was surprised to learn that this was Sandra Brown's very first novel. Although not as polished as her more recent ones, there are flashes of her usual brillance in the colorful desciptions of the impressive antebellum plantation and the attention to detail given to Camille's restoration and redecoration project.