Five years before, Pierce had married Alix one day - and rejected her the next. And why? Because she had been his route to a fleet of ships and his revenge. He had been passionate and she had been in love - but once was enough for Alix to have her fingers burned!

Now he was back and as demanding as ever. She must marry him to help her sick father and die ailing family business - and again she had no choice. But this time things were different. Before she had loved him now she hated him. She was determined not to suffer again as she had before - but was he too hot to handle?