A princess on a mission. A man with secrets. A love that cannot be denied.
Ignoring the expectations of her status and sex, Princess Leila Rothchester has spent her life avoiding a future that requires her to marry for political gain. She would rather serve her country in a more active role. When her best friend goes missing under mysterious circumstances, Leila is determined to uncover the truth—a dangerous mission that will take her far from home and immerse her in a world of secrets and intrigue.
At the center of it all is Captain Warren Turner. A resident of a neighboring kingdom, he seems to play both sides of a brewing conflict, making Leila wonder where his loyalties lie. As Leila comes to know Warren, she begins to realize he isn't what he seems. A man she thought of as her enemy becomes her ally, as well as the object of her desire—stoking to life feelings that Leila thought herself immune to.
As their mounting attraction blossoms into something more, Leila fights the inevitability of falling in love. After all, submitting to a husband will mean giving up her freedom, something she has vowed never to do.
However, as their mission puts them both in danger and pushes them closer together, Leila and Warren have no choice but to fight for their lives … as well as their love.