A beauty must battle a brute in this romance of Tudor England by an author known for her “passion, humor [and] court intrigue” (Publishers Weekly).
As Lady Justina Wincott’s brutal guardian, Viscount Biddeford promises any disobedience from her will cost her son dearly. A pawn in his games of court treachery, the beautiful widow is forced to tempt secrets from his enemies and seduce allegiance from his friends. But even Biddeford’s wrath won’t make Justina sully the only man of honor she’s ever known . . .
Sir Synclair has earned his honor in blood and muck. War taught him the way to victory is rarely clean—but the passion Justina sparks in him is not to be ignored. Never mind the predators who crave her beauty, or Biddeford’s ruthless wiles; he will have her as his wife. And yet if he is to wed Justina, his fiercest battle may be with the lady herself . . .