Every man in her life rejected her. The only woman he ever loved betrayed him. Can these two put their pasts behind and find love? Not if Governor Jon Cromwell has his way. When Sarah Ashley arrives in Victoria, B.C. to open a mercantile for the manufacture of bloomer costumes, she turns his colony topsy turvy, and Jon can't decide whether to seduce the stunning suffragette into sweet submission or send her away to preserve his colony. But Sarah didn't liquidate her entire savings and sail all the way from San Francisco to Victoria to have her dreams dashed. Come hell or high water, she will establish her business despite Jon's unfairly imposed obstacles... and a longing heart that tempts her to surrender her principles for one night of passion with the insufferably-handsome rogue.