Sophie Beaumont is not looking for a ready-made family. The free spirit likes her wandering life as a successful travel photographer. Life on the road is all she has ever really known after being raised along with her twin sister Shelly by a single mother with wanderlust running through her veins. At least now as an adult Sophie can choose where she goes and how long she stays, unlike when she and Shelly were children dependent on their mother's whims.
But when Shelly and her husband Peter are killed in a tragic accident after their car plunges off the Big Sur highway and into the Pacific Ocean, Sophie knows she has no choice but to hang up her camera gear and return to the Monterey Peninsula to care for her sister's three children. She knows it will be a challenge. She adores the children but always from a distance. She doesn't know much about being a mother -- she didn't have much of an example in her own mother and she doesn't think she possesses the same natural maternal instinct Shelly had. She's never even successfully raised a houseplant, for heaven's sake! She will learn, though, she vows, as tough as it might be.
But she never expects to have to battle Peter's arrogant older brother, Coast Guard helicopter pilot Tom Canfield, every step of the way. [from author's web site]