Charity has a keen mind and adores adventure. Not for her the tightly laced stays or pretending ignorance to catch a husband. But her new stepmother isn't about to share her husband or his money with anyone.
Compliments of her loving father, Charity embarks on her last adventure before she must face the harsh reality of getting married or the shame of being branded an old maid. A lush tropical island is her playground. The people and colors entice and lure the soul towards pleasure. Just like the Master of the land.
Jonah isn't a gentleman. Blunt and direct, he's more interesting than any man she's ever met. Victorian rules evaporate, and when nature takes over, there's no room for taboos. The only test is Charity's ability to love with her heart while surrendering to the pleasures of the flesh.
Jonah isn't interested in a "lady" wife. A hot-blooded wife is what he seeks and kissing Charity sparks more than his interest. But darker longings need feeding as well. The final test of their love will be the willingness of his bride to be shared.