His redemption might be her downfall…
Tristan has nothing left to lose. His best friend’s betrayal cost him everything. Now, he’s going to take it back. All he has to do to get the Hawks reinstated to their rightful position at the palace is track down the traitor’s younger sister and turn her over for execution. But Nim’s not the girl Tristan left behind years ago; she’s a stubborn, loyal, beautiful woman, and he can’t stop himself from wanting her.
Nim fled with nothing when the king’s favorite came for her. All she has left is the conviction that her brother is innocent—and her determination to free him. She’ll do anything…even if it means convincing Tristan to help her. But the man he’s become is a far cry from the boy she fell in love with so long ago. He’s formidably stern and deeply untrusting. She’ll just have to hope he still has a heart under that battle-scarred exterior.
When love and duty collide, will Tristan follow his orders or follow his heart?
He’ll do anything to save her. And then he’ll say goodbye…
Being framed for murder, captured, and tortured for weeks didn’t break Val. But seeing Alanna every day, knowing she didn’t love him as he loved her, surely would. So, he’ll do whatever is necessary to stop the king from executing her…then he’ll walk away. Forever.
Queen Alanna gave up everything—including her soul mate— to secure the treaty that would end the war. Now, her husband wants her dead and any chance she had for true happiness with Val is ruined.
The king’s new guards are arrayed against them, the threat of war looms large, and their enemy has the upper hand. When all is said and done, will Alanna choose to sacrifice her own happiness to save her kingdom? Or will she risk it all for a second chance at happily ever after with Val?
All he has to do is find the princess, help her claim the throne, and not fall in love with her. Easy…right?
Mathos’s task was straightforward. Find Lucilla—while evading the Lord High Chancellor’s military, of course—and deliver her safely to the Hawks. He was ready for anything…except how she made him feel. Now, the stubborn beauty with the courageous spirit has awakened a hunger in him, and it’s driving him and his beast wild.
Lucilla is done with her gilded cage. She’s ready to truly live and experience everything she’s been denied. She’s determined to have her independence, not blindly follow the grumpy former palace guard who looks at her like he wants to eat her for dinner. Even if she’s starting to think she might like to take a bite out of him, too.
Mathos, however, isn’t the only one who wants Lucilla. The most dangerous man in the kingdom will stop at nothing to have her. And if Mathos and Lucilla don’t learn to trust each other and work together soon, they’ll be in danger of losing a lot more than their shot at happily ever after.