\”For every soul there is one true mate.\” So says Sebastien Valentin, a former privateer destined to spend eternity bringing soul mates together. Hexed by a voodoo priestess nearly two centuries ago, he is summoned by anyone who unsheathes the Sword of Hearts…. Former powerboat racing champion Jamie Sullivan has seen enough of the world that she doesn’t believe in happy endings. And she certainly doesn’t believe in the costumed pirate who appears after she draws the antique sword she discovers in her attic—or his claim that he will match three people with their soul mates. And the third will be Jamie herself… .A notorious rake whose resistance to love sealed his fate, Sebastien has a surprising gift for pairing lovers for a lifetime. He introduces Jamie’s two closest friends to the happiness only true love brings. But when it comes time to find a union for the unique spirit he has discovered in Jamie Sullivan, Sebastien cannot imagine this fiery woman with anyone … but himself. Can he break the curse that binds him? Or will he at long last lose his heart … only to lose the woman he loves?