England 1711 – Facing ruination and unable to pay his gambling debts, Juliette Colbourne’s father agrees to give her hand in marriage to Lord William Van de Sarr a wealthy shipping magnate from America to clear his liability. A man Juliette has yet to meet.
Realizing she has little choice, the winsome Juliette finds herself aboard a merchant ship sailing the high seas to a new home in Charleston, wondering how her life could have changed so quickly! What will her new husband be like? Will she learn to love him?
Nearing their destination and without warning; they are attacked by the notorious pirate ship the Avarice captained by the masked pirate Bill Corbin. Despite her protests, Juliette is taken aboard his ship and kept prisoner in his cabin. Unknown to Juliette, Captain Bill is actually her fiance, William, in disguise. A role he took up several years before to stop his own ships being plundered. Finding out she is his betrothed, Captain Bill decides to keep his identity secret to find out his pretty fiance’s true character. Juliette’s feisty nature soon comes to the fore and she finds herself over his knee more often than not! Will she ever be free of him and more to the point, does she want to be free?