Tough-talking Frankie Aligheri has a problem-her kitchen needs remodeling. Her fearsome reputation frightens off all bidders except John Bates, an unfailingly polite and easy-going Carolina native. Bates falls in love with the beautiful Frankie at first sight. She is equally smitten with the handsome contractor, but both have strict rules about getting involved with clients.
Frankie and John are increasingly attracted to each other, but maintain a principled distance until they meet at a party, where their relationship almost catches fire on the dance floor. The love train is derailed and crashes in the flames of fiery Frankie's gigantic misunderstanding. Finally, the comical intervention of several friends brings hard-headed Frankie to her senses and sets up a passionate reconciliation.
Warning: no vampires or werewolves appear in this novel. Contains only hot-blooded humans.