Spirited, raven-haired Melanie Hammond was determined to slip away from the strict supervision of her missionary parents and escape to the forbidden moonlit luau on the beach at Maui. She longed to lose herself in the exotic rhythms and passionate dances, to forget that she was prim Bostonian Melanie and to become the seductive Meilani-just for one night! And when a handsome, golden-haired sea captain spied her on the beach and swung her into his powerful arms, Meilani was ready to be kissed into surrender, eager to share love's ultimate mysteries beneath a huge Hawaiian moon...even if it meant facing heartbreak when her lover sailed with the dawn
Captain Ryan Caldwell had promised his men a night in port before sailing on to Honolulu. And one glimpse of the pagan temptress with the blue-black hair and sapphire eyes, dancing at the midnight luau, persuaded the aristrocratic Bostonian that a night of revelry was just what he needed, too! He'd carry the dusky beauty aboard his ship and awaken her promise of unsurpassed passion, then sail away refreshed. But once Ryan began to sample Meilani's charms, he knew he would never tire of the tempting kises and sweet embrace of his exotic island temptress.