And here’s Sue’s second question of the day. Hrmmm… this one stumps me (kind of a general summary) but there is just enough detail that it might spark someone’s memory.
The hero is someone of importance (King, Prince, other royalty, government official, mega businessman, etc.)
There might’ve been threats involved, but the H invites the h and her family to come stay with him and his house by the water.
The last thing I remember is to get some privacy between the two they go to an old cottage not far from the main house. This cottage also somehow belongs to his family and they camp out there for a night or two. Nothing else to do they talk and get to know the true sides of each other.