They were natural enemies - traitor's daughter and zealous patriot - yet the moment he saw Cassandra Merlin at her father's graveside, Riordan knew he would never be free of her. She was the key to stopping a heinous plot against the king's life, yet he sensed she had her own secret reasons for aiding his cause.
Her reputation was in shreds, yet he found himself believing she was a woman wronged. Her mission was to seduce another man, yet he burned to take her luscious body for himself. She was a ravishing temptress, a woman of mystery, yet he had no choice but to gamble his heart on... fortune's lady.