Archeologist Carter Wessex has been given a grant to unlock Revolutionary War secrets, buried with a doomed party of minutemen, on Farrell Mountain. That is, if she can convince Nick Farrell, the mountain's owner, a.k.a., tycoon and corporate raider, to let her dig there. Nick reluctantly agrees to let her do so, but also establishes ground rules that Carter is less than happy with. Carter's name seems familiar, and when Nick realizes who she is related to, his cool business façade tells him he may stand to benefit all around from this decision. Little does he realize what lies in store for his heart!
Arrogant, with a temper to boot, Nick's life starts to change the minute Carter walks on to his mountain. Using the excuse of keeping an eye on her work, soon Nick can't keep his eyes off Carter, and fireworks fly between these two. As the dig progresses, interesting artifacts and skeletons turn up, along with an unsavory associate of Carter's, showing more interest than what seems appropriate in her findings. Carter's dad also makes an appearance, shattering the protective shell she has conveniently built around herself, and questioning Nick's business motives with her dad. Is he just using her to conveniently close another deal, breaking her heart in the process?
The associates that Carter bring on the dig, and other members of Nick's family, provide some great moments, adding nice secondary features and slices of humor along the way. I really liked the different archeological story line, and the many bits of history were very interesting, and not overdone. I must add, that this Farrell reminds me of another, that being Matt Farrell from Judith McNaught's "Paradise", who is one of my favorite leading men. Needless to say, I loved this book and look forward to more from this incredible author!