Raised in the sedate world of Richmond society, Nora Seabrook longed for a life filled with excitement. Then to her delight, her father was appointed the new Federal judge on the beautiful island paradise of Key West. But when Nora finds herself toppling from a gangplank into the murky waters, she never dreams of being rescued by bold and brazen Captain Jacob Proctor--owner of the most profitable wrecking company on the island--and the man her father is trying to prove guilty of committing the most wicked of sins.
Captain Jacob Proctor knew he was in trouble from the moment he pulled Nora Seabrook from the harbor. For the trusting daughter of the judge who's determined to convict him is the last woman he should be involved with. Yet there is another reason why they can't have a future together--a dark secret that torments him, and a legacy of pain he could never visit upon any woman he loved. But the stubborn raven-haired beauty will not be sent away. Now, on a clandestine voyage to an exotic isle, he will make himself vulnerable to his enemies to keep Nora--and the love that is destined to be theirs...