Betrayed and jilted, Jennifer Dewitt finds solace in New Orleans--that humid, high-stepping city of music and magic on the Mississippi River. A new job. New experiences. Men and marriage are not on her radar. Adrien Merrill's divorce leaves him bitter and jaded. In Cajun custom, pride rules. Yet Adrien aches for a woman to fill his days with laughter, his nights with passion, and his house with children. He sets his sights on Jennifer and runs right into stubborn, smart and independent. He soon discovers the line between pride and love is as whisper thin as a fine silk thread.