A Heart at Sea. Miss Hannah Whittier was a most proper young lady, but now she found herself in a most improper position. Not only was she the sole female on a British man-of-war, but the ship's commander, Captain Sir Daniel Spark, seemed to feel she owed him far more than gratitude for fishing her out of the sea.
This overbearingly arrogant officer was all that Hannah found infuriating in a man -- and it should have been easy to repulse his advances . . . if only he were not so handsome . . . if only he did not know how to be so charming . . . if only she did not find that the salt air worked a change on her senses . . . as powerful currents swept her far from familiar shores into unknown waters where the compass of conscience could not guide her on a course that was headed for the shores of scandal and rocks of ruin . . .