A romantic adventure from the days of wooden ships and iron men, Captain Blackwell's Prize is a story of honor, duty, social class, and the bond of sexual love. A small audacious British frigate does battle against a large but ungainly Spanish ship. British Captain Blackwell intercepts the Spanish La Trinidad and outmaneuvers and outguns the treasure ship, then boards her. Fighting alongside the Spanish captain, sword in hand, is a beautiful woman. The battle is quickly over.
The repercussions of a court martial and the ill will of powerful men at the Admiralty pursue Royal Navy captain James Blackwell into the Pacific, where danger lurks around every coral reef. Even if Captain Blackwell and Mercedes survive the venture into the world of early 19th-century exploration, can they emerge unchanged, with their love intact? The mission to the Great South Sea will test their loyalties and strength and define the characters of Captain Blackwell and his lady in Blackwell's Paradise.