Angeline is devastated at the loss of her father and cannot believe that she is being sent away at his request. She is to live with his friends, whom she has never met, and make a proper marriage that she does not desire. Fate puts her in the care of the familyas son and in the path of a temptation she does not understand. Dominique is a lover of the sea, and this inconvenient stop for a girl he has never met turns his bad temper worse. She represents everything he hates about his family and the life they would have him lead. But when he sees the woman he is to take on his ship, he is pleasantly surprised and tempted beyond belief. They are destined for love, but Dominiqueas secret past haunts his present and endangers their future. Angeline must risk all to save him and the love that he promised her.