Prim and pampered, Lucinda Snow knew little of men and nothing of danger, until the fog - shrouded night she found herself abducted - and at the mercy of the legendary Captain Doom. Ruthless and mocking, tender and virile, the notorious pirate awakened all Lucy's passionate longings, then abandoned her with nothing but a kiss. Now, safely at home, the alluring waif is tormented by treacherous memories - and by the presence of Gerard Claremont, her mysterious new bodyguard. Everything about him, from his forbidding size to his impertinent manner, sparks her defiance. And even when Gerard's smile turns seductive, no one can make her forget Doom. Yet only when Lucy 's path crosses the captain's once more, will she learn who is on a voyage of retribution, and who is out to steal her heart.