Banished from polite society for bearing a child out of wedlock, Lady Eadyth of Hawks’ Lair spent her days hidden under a voluminous veil, tending her bees. But when her son’s detested father threatened to reveal the boy’s true paternity and seize her beloved lands, Lady Eadyth sought a husband who would claim the child as his own.
Notorious for loving—and leaving—the most beautiful damsels in the land, Eirik of Ravenshire was England’s most virile bachelor. Yet when a mysterious beekeeper offered him a vow of chaste matrimony in exchange for revenge against his most hated enemy, Eirik couldn’t refuse. But the lusty knight’s plans went awry when he succumbed to the sweet sting of the tarnished lady’s love.