To protect her brother, Bríghid offers her innocence to their hated overlord's friend, Jamie Blakewell. Jamie has long thought his friend Sheffield Winthrop Tate III, now Lord Byerly, to be losing his sense of honor. Now he knows that there's something wrong with Sheff. He plays along with the madman's scheme, vowing to keep Bríghid safe.
Jamie's tenderness and concern for her people are Bríghid's undoing. There is no way she can hate the Englishman when his kindness prevents him from truly claiming her as his possession. Walking the fine line between love and hate is more dangerous than anything she has ever done, and the temptation to surrender to her enemy is too strong to resist.
Contains mature themes.