Tess Carter went to Key West after being abandoned at the altar, intending to let herself be washed out to sea. Her attempt at ending it all is thwarted by a rugged beachcomber she encounters who has a unique outlook on life. Is he on the level or hiding something sinister? Will Tess decide to give life and love another chance?
Tess Carter stood alone at the rushing water’s edge on Broken Bottle Beach in Key West, watching the sun make its final descent over the horizon. A light evening breeze ruffled her long auburn hair as she looked from side to side, satisfied that she had the beach to herself. She fingered the engagement ring dangling on a gold chain around her neck, gave it one last lingering look then shifted her eyes to the sunset. The sky had changed from bright blue to a mix of yellow and orange. We always liked looking at these together. Now you’ll be watching them with someone else, but this will be my last sunset.