Cate Whitfield harbors revenge in her heart for the bloodthirsty pirate who murdered her betrothed. So she's stunned to learn that he is to be her father's guest of honor at one of his revelries--and even more upset to discover that Captain Alexander Chase may not be the scoundrel she believes.
Even though she has publicly branded him a criminal, feisty Cate mesmerizes Alex. But the former pirate isn't about to let her accusations deter his own agenda for vengeance. He's returned to Promise, New Jersey, to retaliate against the man who murdered his father...the man who just happens to be Cate's father.
Trouble is, he may be falling in love with her, and she's hell-bent on seeing him punished. Can these two wounded hearts find out the truth before it's too late, or is their love doomed to walk the plank?