Maddie O'Rourke's orphaned half brother and half sister have arrived safely in Seattlewith a man they hope she'll wed! Though Michael Haggerty's not the escort she planned for, Maddie allows him to work off his passage by assisting in her bakery
and helping care for her siblings. But she'll never risk her newfound independence by marrying the strapping Irishmanor anyone else.
In New York, Michael ran afoul of a notorious gang. Traveling west was a necessity, not a choice. The longshoreman grew fond of his young charges, and now he's quickly becoming partial to their beautiful sister, too. So when danger follows him, threatening Maddie and the children, he'll do anything to protect themand the future he hopes to build.