When her social-climbing mother decided to marry her off to some empty-headed fop, Jayne Worthington decided that the time had come to leave the foolish frivolity of New York society far behind. But embarking on a search for her beloved, long-lost brother was no easy task ... nor was resisting the rugged charms of the arrogant stranger she encountered on the waterfront! All she wanted was to book passage on Andrew MacGregor's clipper ship bound for the Mediterranean. but all he desired was a willing female to warm his cabin bed -- and possess in passion's ultimate embrace!
The bastard son of a Highlands laird, Andrew was determined to make his way in the world alone and tied to no woman. But his unwanted passenger was far from undesirable, and the moment he captured her lips with his, he knew she would soon belong to him -- body and soul! With kisses of intoxicating delight, the determined sea captain plotted his course of seduction and conquest . . . on a voyage that would take them from the high seas to the golden sands of exotic Tripoli. And, as sizzling desires ignited beneath a blazing eastern sky, he vowed to keep the ebony-eyed beauty with him forever, as together, they surrendered to the fiery rapture of their searing . . . DESERT HEAT.