Dr. Bethany Henry looses control of her independent life when a curious storm and waterspout sends her yacht sailing through time. Bethany, and her twin, Bryce, find themselves in what they believe to be a mock battle, which turns out to be real. Men do not die in fake battles. Captives on a privateer's ship, they are not in 1999 anymore, but in 1814, and in the last days of the War of 1812.
Captain Joshua Blackmon has scores to settle with the English and Spanish. He sails in league with Jean Lafitte of Barataria. Vengeance is his driving force until an American beauty on a strange boat shows up. He wonders who is the captive? Does he control Bethany or does she control his heart? Nay! He will never give up his fight to rid the sea of those who would harm his countrymen, even for the love of a woman. Bethany must learn to love the pirate, before she can learn of the Virginia gentleman behind Joshua Blackmon.