Claire -- She was a beautiful dreamer whose sheltered heart longed for adventure. Yearning to escape her sheltered life as package store clerk in nineteenth-century New York, Claire Pennington finds release when her long-absent father summons her from the Orient, and on her journey she encounters loner and sailor Jordan Sharpe. -- Jordan -- A roughened, seafaring man, he could not deny the shadows of his tragic past. Traveling across the rolling seas, they would share a journey of discovery that would fulfill each of their deepest desires â€" and inflame a devastating passion. Jordan longed to surrender the memories of his past to the fury of their blazing desire. And Claire dared to risk everything she had ever known for the love of this dangerous man.