A year and a half after Shanna King was abandoned at the altar, her uncle convinced her to work as a singer on the cruise ship he captains. Soon she learns Uncle Carl’s true motive-to pair her up with his first officer, Riley Evans, a handsome young widower who regularly declines female pursuers.
For six months on board the Coral Oasis, Shanna has refused to succumb to her uncle’s matchmaking attempts. Yet she can’t help but be intrigued by Riley’s steel-colored eyes and his Mormon faith. He seems uninterested in her, yet he is definitely upset to see the cruise director, Bronson, seeking out her affections.
Life at sea gets more complicated as precious jewels are stolen from the Coral fleet cruise ships. Shanna’s diamond earrings, a gift from her deceased father, end up missing. When the cruise line investigates the modern-day piracy, dangerous events are set in motion, and Shanna looks to Riley for rescue. The ocean has healed her heart, but will he open his to love again?