Till one day carefree beauty Rhea Collins moves to town, and all hell breaks loose. As a songwriter/animal rights activist, she creates an uproar when she opposes the church’s annual holiday fashion show, fur included. The 100-year ladies’ social event is a cherished tradition, so rival newcomers are frowned upon – especially those of the tree-hugging variety. Rhea’s exploits create chaos in the tightly-knit community.
Mitch vies to keep order among the people by chastising Rhea. But when he arrives at the lakeside Victorian home to confront her, he finds instead a passionate awakening that leaves him blindsided. Soon, he is forced to deal with forbidden yearnings that threaten his holy image. The inferno between them creates a heat so profound that hell hath no fury…like a preacher’s longing.