He can successfully throw a precision pass, but he’s dead in the water in matters of the heart…
Quarterback Maine Fitzgerald has struck out with more women than he’d like to admit—and he doesn’t even play baseball. Armed with a plan to get out of his comfort zone onboard a singles cruise, he joins the very first event: a mix and mingle.
Too bad he’s almost completely deaf in one ear and doesn’t hear the beautiful blonde tell him her name.
Orchid Stone doesn’t want to be on the singles cruise. She has an eight-year-old daughter to tend to, and a job to do, and a husband to mourn. But her sisters think eight years is long enough to mourn, and she promises them she’ll at least try to meet someone on the cruise.
She can’t help it if the meathead quarterback isn’t interested.
When a tsunami strikes their ship, she’s forced overboard with Maine and a security guard, and they make their way to a deserted island. Desperate to get back to her daughter, Orchid will do anything to survive. She climbs rock walls, escapes from wild boars, and plucks chickens.
She knows she’s lucky to be washed up on an old World War II outpost, complete with an overgrown garden and a herd of wild chickens, but she needs to get home. Maine does too—but he’s scared of the man he’ll have to be once he leaves the island.
He’s sure Orchid won’t want to be with him once he has to go back to the public persona of Perfect Quarterback Maine Fitzgerald. Can Orchid and Maine make things work between them when they’re so different? Or will their time stranded together be all they get?