In one fleeting moment, anything—and anyone—can change Real estate agent Julie Ferris is enjoying a day at the beach with her sister Laura when a strange, almost undetectable charge fills the air. Then, under the hot Malibu sun, time stops altogether.Neither sister can explain their lost day—nor the blinding headaches and horrific nightmares that follow—but Julie chalks it up to the stress shes been under since her bosss son took over Donovan Real Estate.Patrick Donovan would be a real catch if not for his notorious playboy lifestyle and matching attitude. But when a cocaine-fueled heart attack nearly kills him, Patrick makes an astonishingly fast—and peculiar—recovery. Julie barely recognizes the newly sober Patrick as the same man she once struggled to resist. Maybe its the strange beach experience fueling her paranoia, but she cant help sensing something just isnt right.As Julies feelings for Patrick intensify, shes about to discover how that day at the beach links her newfound happiness with her wildest suspicions .