Waryn of Lysky is annoyed to find a St. Valentine's Day celebration taking place at his duchy when he returns home from battle. Worse, his meddlesome aunt insists on drawing names for "sweethearts." But when he sees Sibil, the maiden whose name he is to wear on his sleeve for a year, Waryn is filled with lust. Maintaining honorable intentions around her will not be easy. Sibil recognizes Waryn immediately. She once came to his aid and has never forgotten his face. He, however, does not seem to remember her. It's just as well, for she will soon be off to enter the Lord's service. But before she becomes a nun, Sibil hopes Waryn can teach her a bit about love-courtly and otherwise.