Nathaniel Reis screwed up. He put his career as an air force pilot before his marriage to Tess, and wound up divorced. Now that he’s left the service, he has a plan to fix things, if only he can get her alone for a few days.
When Tess misses her flight to a corporate retreat, Nat’s there with his island hopper plane and a plot to get stranded in paradise thanks to “mechanical problems.” But his plan goes awry when a storm blows them off course and they have to make a real emergency landing—and not on the island where he’s stashed supplies.
Tess is furious. She’s anxious to get to her retreat, and away from Nat. She’s even angrier that being so close to him arouses her in a way she hasn’t been for a long time. Rescue can’t come soon enough, but in the meantime, she’s going to have to trust Nat to keep her safe. Even if she’s in danger of falling for him all over again.
Tess can’t believe her luck when the pilot scheduled to fly her to her work retreat turns out to be her ex-husband, Nat. When a storm blows them off course she has to rely on Nat to keep them alive until help comes. She never expected her feelings for him to come back to the surface but she can’t lie to herself anymore, or can she?
Nat knows he screwed up and didn’t put enough effort into his marriage. He has worked hard the last year to get his life on track so he can prove to Tess how much he still loves her. He just needs to get her alone for a few days; he just never expected the storm to blow them off track leaving them stranded with minimal supplies.
Tess has moved on with her life, she has a new job but something is missing. She has her “toys” with her and is mortified when Nat finds them in her suitcase. She is still drawn to him and is afraid that she will lose her heart to him again if they are stranded on the island too long.
Nat had a plan to get Tess alone for a few days, including an emergency landing on an island stocked with supplies. He didn’t count on a storm blowing them off course or ending up stranded on a deserted island with no supplies. He knows he screwed up and he just wants his wife back.
These two definitely belong together. They are still in love with one another but Tess has to let go of the past and see how Nat has changed. Although Nat is just as sexy as he was when she left, she makes him work hard to show her that he isn’t the same man he was a year ago. In the end, she has to decide whether she wants to just exist or take a chance on Nat.
The story is set on an exotic island complete with natural water waterfall. The scene at the waterfall is sexy and the start of a new beginning for the pair. The sexual tension between them was evident from the beginning; you couldn’t help but pull for them to work things out.