When Edouard de Lanceau, son of Moydenshire's great Lord Geoffrey de Lanceau, finds an unconscious woman lying wounded in a river, he is shocked to recognize Lady Juliana de Greyne, to whom he was once almost betrothed. Years ago, his bet with a friend to win her kiss went awry, and the betrothal never went forward. Edouard has never forgotten Juliana, however, and he takes her in his arms and vows to find out who would want her dead. Meanwhile, enemies Veronique Desjardin and her grown son Tye have returned to Moydenshire to destroy Lord Geoffrey. But when alerted to Edouard's mission, they instead take him and Juliana prisoner, chaining them in a tower. Awaking with no memory of who she is or what has happened to her, Juliana discovers she has unusually strong feelings for the man chained beside her.