As a young girl Melynda Oakes spent one magical summer in Intermezzo Cottage. Now, blindsided by divorce, the retired bank exec returns determined to jumpstart her shattered life.Retired police lieutenant Mackane Maguire weathered the loss of a wife, raised two kids and managed a distinguished career. He craves an undemanding, uncomplicated vacation.Then due to a botched reservation, Lyn and Kane claim the same rental. He's furious. She's mule stubborn. Both refuse to give up, and the only alternative is to share the quaint, lakeside cottage.The arrangement evolves into an enticing, no strings compromise, paving the way for heated nights. Lyn dares to hope she may once again trust a man, and Kane finds himself entangled in the sexy lady's charm.But as things heat up, an innocent secret linked to Intermezzo turns deadly and threatens their happiness, their future together...and their lives.