One of the fiercest soldiers the Phrixians have everproduced, Maris Sulle has been an outsider his whole life. He grew up with a secretthat cost him everything—his birthright, his family, his military career. He’sonly ever had one love, and Maris has sacrificed that to see his bestfriend reunited with the woman he loves. His good deed done, he now feels lost and adrift. Even though his new family does its best to include him,he’s once again on the outside looking in.
Ture has spent his life hiding from everyone around himwhile trying desperately to fit in. Badly hurt by everyone he’s ever known, hetrusts no one except his best friend—and honestly, he can’t understand why hetrusts her. Nor can he believe her when she describes a loyalty between friendsthe likes of which he’s never seen.
But in his darkest hour, Ture is saved by a hero hethought only existed in novels, a man every bit as scarred andmistrusting as he is and who has no interest in being dragged into anotherrelationship with anyone.
Having spent his life as a living study of doomedrelationships, Maris is well aware of the fiasco that must inevitably follow courtship. Still, there is something about Ture he can’t resist—something thatwon’t let him walk away even when he knows he should.
And when old enemies return to threaten them both,these two must either stand together or die alone.