Captain Jasper Carlisle
A man couldn't ask for a better life than the freedom to sail where the winds and trade took him, with a fine ship under his feet, a lively crew, and the occasional mission for the British government to add some spice. Settling down on land with a wife and family was never in his plans—until a chance encounter with a beautiful lady and a stroke of ill-fated tragedy turns his well-ordered life inside out and forces him to make a choice that will forever change his future.
As much a force of nature as the storm that drove his battered ship into her hidden bay, the bold captain captured her heart the moment they met. They shared a love neither of them could deny. Yet she was of the land and he the sea, a division he believed an impossible barrier to permanence.
Alinor had a different conclusion in mind.