Talia Marchand has come a long way from Pointe Coupee Parish to Washington, D.C. -- and this smart and beautiful political consultant never wants to go back. But the past and painful family responsibility are calling her to tiny Rougon -- and to Derrick Guillory. As tempting as the richest chocolate, Derrick shared a first passion with Talia when they were both young and troubled -- and a dark, deep, and dangerous secret. Now an investigator for the local D.A., he thinks he's over the lady who was his world back in the day. But the years haven't changed his feelings for Talia -- and he finds it impossible to deny what's meant to be. Talia thought she could get away; Derrick thought he could forget. And now that they're together again, love's true promise must be honored -- and the ghosts that have haunted their lives must finally be destroyed.