In this latest installment of the "Brotherhood of the Sword" series, Christian of Acre is finally faced with his royalty roots, when his wife, whom he had no idea he married as a child, arrives to collect him and bring him back to their joint kingdoms. Adara, who is Queen of her own country, makes a decision to travel for Christian herself after the messengers she sent for his return had ended up assassinated. When Adara arrives in England, she greets her husband wearing nothing but a cloak, but as she reveals her identity to him, they are attacked by the enemies of their crown.
Christian, who is astounded he has a wife, vows not to consummate the marriage even though he is highly attracted to Adara, because he does not want his freedom impinged upon. After Christian makes this clear to Adara, she angrily accepts his decision and decides to return to her country and find another man to be her King. As she begins to look for an escort back, because her own were all killed, Christian announces he will escort her back and take care of the imposter on his throne who keeps sending assassins out to kill him.
As the two make their way back to their homeland, they find themselves hopelessly drawn to one another, until Christian becomes overcome by lust and consummates their marriage, making their affection grow towards love. Even as they connect with one another, the danger they are in escalates as they near their homeland, and the attacks for their throne grow.
This report prepared by Angel Manners