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Publisher Description

Another passionate romance from the RITA-nominated author of 18 novels, Lisa Ann Verge

“Electrifying reading!” -Rendezvous

“A spirited heroine, a chivalric hero—exciting and passionate.”  -Roberta Gellis, bestselling author of Masques of Gold

After her dowry castle is seized as a prize of war, Alienor’s future is shattered. No dowry means no marriage, no escape from lifelong servitude, and no protection for her beloved, crippled younger brother. But everything changes when her father captures a prisoner: The very same rogue knight who stole her lands.

Jehan is the sole survivor of a family whose English sympathies have taken a great toll, leaving him nothing but a sword and good name. Now, beaten and bloody in his enemy’s dungeon, he refuses to give up the stolen lands that have finally brought him a measure of security. Not even for the lovely, headstrong heiress forbidden to him by two warring kings—a recklessly brave woman his heart cannot ignore.

November 14
Bay Street Press LLC
Bay Street Press LLC

Customer Reviews

lfdykes ,

Passionate and Exciting!

As with every book that I have read by Lisa Ann Verge, I truly became engrossed in this story. I fell in love with the characters and their emotional journey. Alienor de Tournan has had her dowry castle stolen from her which means she has no hopes to make a good husband match. Her father has gone to take the castle back or bring the brigand to justice who took over the castle. Jehan de St. Simon is captured, brought home by her father and is severely beaten and barely hanging onto life. Alienor cannot leave him to die so she defies her father and takes care of Jehan so that he may live. Jehan had taken the castle because it had been left to ruin and by only having survived by his sword, he felt he finally had something of his own. As the two become close, you can feel their struggles and find yourself holding your breath to see what will happen. But the heart wants what the heart wants and as their time together draws close to the end, the question looms, can love be enough? I literally stayed up until 2:30 in the am once I started reading and could not put it down. I am still thinking about these two and it warms my heart. I would give this a 10 if I could!

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