This is a romance story in which an island girl kidnaps an architect to help build a bridge. Scott Ritland, sees a very beautiful and sexy woman during opening of Coral reef Resort. He talks to her and find out that her name is Chantal Dupont, an island native, they flirt and he then follows her out of the resort and into the jungle. Chantal points a gun at Scott, tells him to get into jeep, in the struggle Scott is injured. She and Andre, another local take her to her village, she operates on him and takes out the bullet. When Scott wakes up he scolds for her operating on him even if she is not a real doctor.
In the village there is no electricity and no modern facilities, the native language is French. Women generally wear only skirts. Chantal takes care of him and cures his leg. Her father, Dr. George Dupont, a famous geologist fell in love with Chantal's mother Lili, who was an island native. Her father's family didn't accept them, so they came to live on the island, he studies the volcano on the island and he had been to the volcano to study for a few days now.
Chantal tells Scott that the villagers had been stealing supplies from the resort's building materials and want to build a better bridge to connect the village to the other side of the ravine, the one there is now could break anytime. Scott agrees to make a bridge. Scott and other villagers work hard to make the bridge, bridge is not very big but better the old one.
Scott finds out that George had been dead for some time, Chantal and the villagers were keeping a secret because of a book that is to be published in the name of George Dupont. Scott also finds that Chantal went to university in mainland US, fell in love with someone, but the guy's parents did not approve of her so they broke up.
One of the village girl's accuse Scott of taking her virginity, the villagers decide that he has to take offering to the volcano, if he comes back alive then he is forgiven, Chantal will go with him to take his picture.
While going up the volcano there is a small eruption, after they come back to the village there is a celebration for completion of bridge. Chantal realizes she loves Scott and they make love. The next day Scott goes back to the resort and then returns to mainland America where he breaks off his engagement. He then returns to the island and find Chantal has left and working at some university. He finds her and tells her that he loves her.
Best part of story, including ending:
I like this story because of Chantal's love for her people and her dedication to make their life better.
Best scene in story:
The scene I like the most is the scene where Scott and Chantal are on the volcano during an unexpectedly violent eruption. They come to know each other better.
Opinion about the main character:
I like Scott because of his change of heart about building the bridge after he say the difficulties faced by the villagers.