Jessica Taggart had come West seeking adventure, and no hard-drinking, easy-living rogue like Jake Weston was going to stop her from finding it--even if it meant being his partner in the Tin Angel, the most notorious brothel on the Barbary coast. Even if she had to resist his sensual seduction. Jake had no intention of sharing the Tin Angel with a know-it-all female from Boston. But Jessica's spirited independence and irresistible beauty made him swear off other women. So when Jessica is first shipwrecked, then kidnaped and almost killed, Jake vows to do whatever is necessary to keep her safe...whether she wants his help or not!