In this triumphant and tantalizing historical romance from New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper, a daring sea captain seeks paradise with a troubled beauty.
Out of allegiance to her ailing father, Catherine Waltrip has remained in Port Elizabeth, an isolated island where nothing is as it seems. Cool, distant, and enigmatic, Catherine hides behind the frosty reserve of her porcelain features. But behind closed doors, she melts in the arms of her rugged and infamous blockade runner. Their secret and forbidden love is her only escape from inner demons she could never confess, deadly demons that could destroy them both. But secrets have a way of surfacing, and not even Captain Marc Tyrone will be able to keep Catherine safe when the terrifying truth is revealed. . . .
A renegade born to command the high seas, Marc traces his fortune back to the dangerous choices he made when his country was divided by war. One of those choices comes back to haunt him when Falcon Delaney suspects him of stealing a lost cache of Civil War treasure. But Marc has something infinitely more precious to protect than missing gold: the woman who stole his heart and soul. Only too late does her chilling secret emerge as a fiery revelation; and only then does Marc understand the dangerous sacrifices she has made to protect him. Now the tables have turned, and it is Marc who must fight for a love that cannot die.
This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.