He’s the only man she wants, and the one she can never have…
When tough Scot warrior Connor MacKenzie rides into the barbaric lands of the Picts on a mission for his king, he never expects to be captivated by a beautiful Pictish widow. Drawn under her spell, yet unaware of her true identity, he risks everything for one passionate night in her arms.
Aila, princess of Pictland, swore, after watching her husband die, that she would never marry again. But after meeting Connor, her frozen heart thaws and once again she imagines a future filled with love and passion.
When Connor delivers the message from his king, Aila becomes a pawn in a deadly game of politics. Her heart belongs to Connor, but she must marry the prince of Dal Riada – Connor’s half-brother. But the fates have other plans for the star-crossed lovers as they fight their enemies and themselves to find true love.
'With powerfully written characters that the reader cannot help but fall in love with, this historical erotic romance is one that will keep you turning the pages right to the end." You Gotta Read Reviews
"From the start, this story was an emotional rollercoaster...The plot was intriguing and I loved the theme of forbidden love...Ms. Phillips has done an excellent job penning this tale and I can't to read more of this series in the future." The Romance Studio
"Myth and reality combine in this unforgettable tale..." Pure Jonel
Previously published in 2013