One day, sweet, young, and strikingly beautiful, Madison Grantham is living on campus, finishing her master’s degree and working at the college library, and the next, she’s an heiress. She goes from owning a Papasan chair, two laptops, a trunk full of textbooks and a vintage Karman Ghia, to owning a mansion, several large companies, a Mercedes limousine, a Beechcraft plane, and a pilot. Kent Markham, rugged outdoorsman and veteran lady-killer, worked for Madison’s father. Now, Jake Grantham is dead and his brainiac daughter is his new boss. There are four months left on the lease for the plane and four months left on his contract to fly it. Along with a hotel, a department store, and several high-tech companies, Madison also inherits a development project on Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina that is just in the beginning stages. Sur La Mer is to be a grand Disney World-styled resort and the residents of the secluded barrier island are not at all happy about it. Someone, it seems, is so unhappy, that they’re trying to get rid of Madison all together.