They'd escaped from the orphanage together when she was just a child, and Salem Shepherd had adored John Canada forever. But when the bewitching gypsy girl was transformed by time into a beautiful woman, he'd sent her away, unwilling to dishonor himself by taking her innocence. Salem had spent four years away from her Key West home, but now she was coming back, whether John liked it or not, to help fight the saboteurs trying to destroy their salvage business. When Salem appeared on the island John felt desire twist in him--and knew that nothing had changed, that she was still an obsession... one he could no longer fight. Swept away by a current stronger than an ocean surge, engulfed in flames of need that lit up the sultry night, they succumbed to a wildfire of longing that time apart had only made more potent, more irresistible. John wanted her to stay, but it had to be her choice. Could Salem make him see that wherever he went, she would follow?
Used availability for Patt Bucheister's Tropical Heat
October 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback