The greatest treasure is love.
Yet Victoria Barrett, illegitimate daughter of a notorious pirate, believes love is little more than a means to ultimate abandonment. Moreover, her ignoble birth all but guarantees a life of solitude. Then an unexpected meeting with a pirate overturns her beliefs.
Nathaniel Black bears no illusions about life. Captain of the pirate ship Golden Vanity, he has no fear of death, and no need for love. But when he meets the daughter of his old mentor William Kidd, his attraction to her takes hold of him like a sudden ocean storm. Then Victoria extends an invitation impossible for any hot-blooded pirate to refuse–a dalliance to learn about the pleasures of the flesh.
But someone else wants Victoria. Not for her personal charms, but for the secret she possesses. Unknowing, she holds the key to Kidd’s lost treasure. A treasure some people would kill for.