Rory MacLaren felt the stirring of his Scottish warrior's blood as he confronted the ravishing beauty he'd last seen commanding a notorious French pirate ship. Trembling under his hungry gaze, Courtney Thornhill faced the proud nobleman who had once been her father's slave. And only he had ever dared to touch her ... to kiss her. Only he could expose her as a spy for France... Trapped in a world of intrigue and deceit, could the Mistress of the Seas steer her tender heart on the wild and wreckless course of love?