Lady Sofia Howard has sworn never to marry after her young heart was broken by an arrogant young squire. She's spurned every suitor to the dismay of her guardian, King Edward I, who finds that even increasing her dower prize will not lure men to offer for the defiant but lonely Sofia. So the king takes matters into his own hands and betroths Sofia to Sir Tobin de Clare, the same man who once broke her heart.
Though passionately bound together, Sofia's tattered pride demands that Sir Tobin surrender his heart. A battle of wills ensues that makes war seem tame and nothing will stop this ruthless warrior from winning his lady.
In a classic Barnett battle of will and wit, a knight and his lady find that love at first sight is dangerous at best and never, ever easy.
“Wicked has all the pageantry of Medieval England, liberally laced with Jill Barnett’s signature poignancy and humor” —Romantic Times Magazine Top Pick