Fiery, free-spirited Eugenia Paxton swore she'd make a pact with the devil himself if it meant saving her father’s shipyard from destitution. But a partnership with the wealthy British sea captain Alec Carrick seemed a much more perilous bargain. For once on the tempestuous waters, the aristocratic rogue inflamed her with desires she had never before known, ecstasies she had only imagined. And surrendering to his searing caress could cost Eugenia her most cherished possessions: her independence . . . and her fragile, yearning heart.