Thrilled that her solicitors have finally freed her from a detested marriage contract to the Earl of Manford's son who abandoned her years ago, heiress Julia Miller is eager to husband hunt at her friend Georgina Malory's ball. Charmed by a masked Frenchman and his magical kiss, she can't help but pursue this mysterious man -- until she makes a shocking discovery. The enticing and carefree "Jean Paul" is merely a persona for Richard Allen who fled England and his controlling father years ago, took to the high seas, and joined a band of treasure-hunting Caribbean pirates! Now, to avoid falling into a ruthless nobleman's trap, Julia must enter into a risky, intimate charade with a man she was once bound to wed but never believed she could love. With a little help from the lucky-in-love Malory family, will Richard and Julia discover in each other that perfect someone?
The "irresistible" (Booklist) Malory family returns in #1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey's charmingly seductive tale of childhood enemies turned passionate lovers.