When feisty Geraldine Van de Sarr meets Lord Jonathan Forbes, sparks fly. Captain on one of her brother William's ships, he is used to giving orders and having them obeyed, something the wayward Geraldine finds hard to comply with.
Captivated, not only by her beauty but by the devilment he sees in her eyes, Jonathan seeks her hand in marriage. She needs a strong man in her life - he needs a woman that will satisfy his dark side.
As much as Geraldine rebels against his dominance, she finds herself falling in love with him for that very reason. He offers danger and excitement that she unwittingly craves.
Once married, Geraldine discovers she misses him when he goes on his voyages and when he forbids her from accompanying him, she defies him. With the help of her devious sister- in-law, Juliette, she manages to stow away on his ship, thinking to surprise him. Jonathan is livid when he discovers her, and she soon finds out the true dangers that lurk at sea, not only from her husband's hard spankings but when she's taken hostage by a notorious pirate. Can Jonathan save the love of his life - or will Geraldine's impetuous nature have taken her away forever...