Charleston, South Carolina -- 1783
Striding through the docks, Captain Declan O'Shae is stopped by an elderly gypsy woman who tells him he will soon meet his destiny. She then informs a stunned Declan that she knows he is on his way to the Florida Keys to retrieve his secretly buried treasure. Telling him his life depends on it, the gypsy makes him choose from an assortment of jewelry. Declan picks a golden medallion and soon forgets his encounter with the mysterious gypsy. A few days later, he watches as a wall of water twice the height of his ship heads their way. Moments later, Captain Declan O'Shae's world turns black.
Sunset Keys, Florida -- 2002
After years of living in the big city, accountant Libby Grayson has come home to Sunset Key with her young son. From the looks of her grandfather's books, she's barely made it back in time to save the family bar and grill. Taking advantage of an unusually low tide one night, Libby goes for a walk on the beach and discovers an entrance to a hidden cavern. Inside she finds a man asleep on a ledge. Knowing the tide will soon come in, she awakens the man only to have him mistake her for a prostitute looking for payment!
Their dubious first meeting sets the stage for the rest of the story. Declan is a man out of his own time but determined to make the most of his situation. Nothing is going to keep him from reclaiming his buried treasure, not time or his attraction to a certain infuriating woman. Libby Grayson is a woman torn between her duty to her family and friends and her fascination for this attractive rogue. As the pair walk the rocky road of romance, they also team up in an effort to save the town's economy.
Charming and tender, SAY YOU'RE MINE is an enjoyable tale. The cast of characters, from the leading protagonists down to the assorted townspeople, adds layers to the story while the legend of the buried treasure adds a touch of adventure.