Baron Haven De Sessions knows a hundred reasons to despise the widow Dreyford. The widow is entirely too independent and a suspected traitor. Worst of all, she had been married to his best friend—a man Haven arrested for plotting against the king. Haven believes the treacherous widow should have given up her head, not his childhood friend. Now an oath to that same friend forces him to protect a woman he does not want and cannot trust.
Genvieve Dreyford has her own reasons to detest De Sessions. The man is far too handsome, and his reputation as Edward I’s most “true and perfect” knight has swelled the baron’s head. Worst of all, Gennie believes he betrayed his friendship with her husband to curry favor with the English king. Now, because of Haven De Sessions, Gennie has lost her home, her title, and nearly everything she held dear. Only for the sake of her family will Gennie place herself in the power of a man she fears and mistrusts.