Britain’s latest media darling, Lady Emily Mainwaring, is fleeing England with nothing more than a carry-on bag, a passport, and a broken heart. On the point of her engagement to the Crown Prince of Coburg-Gotha, she made a terrible discovery–one that, unlike royal wives before her, she is unable to face, much less live with for the rest of her life. Fortunately, a school chum lives on a seaside resort in Moonshell Bay. Surely the media—and the prince—won’t find her if she can only get there before the tabs and CNN do.
Tate Campbell is working at the resort as a sail instructor slash fishing guide slash waiter. He’s the easygoing type who has learned the hard way not to look much past tomorrow or expect anything from it, and keeps a talent for art as well as an appreciation for beauty well hidden from his fishing and sailing buddies.
When a princess-to-be in hiding meets a beach bum with nothing to lose, the only result can be sparks. But is the heat between them the result of their mismatched outlooks on life, or is something deeper going on … something as deep as the tides in Moonshell Bay?