I have read this authors book Real Love which I believe is much better in the development of the characters. Tracy Wilson is a young widow who we can understand has to heal from the hurt of having her husband die so young. Evan Maxwell is the twin brother of her boss with a past.
While in St Hope Isle on vacation Tracy purchases a few trinkets she thought worthless, thus begins the game of cat and mouse and where the story gets weak. Evan is blackmailed into his boyhood friends scheme to recover one of the trinkets which is not so worthless. Evans chance meeting with Tracy proves an immediate attraction between them and after realizing she is the one who his former friend has set him out to seek in regaining his property, he must do so with caution or ruin his chance for a life with Tracy.
Tracy isn't sure whether she wants to trust Evan or be afraid. However, she feels drawn to Evan. The plot twists and flops between her fear and desires, kidnapping and more fear. Tracy seems to hold Evan responsible for his former friends attempt to reclaim his valuables, she should be an intelligent Black women and separate what the man was, from who is is now.
The romance seems hurried and thin, most of the characters are underdeveloped, and in the end you are glad it's over.