Rachel Forbes had never wed, for none compared to Liam, the love of her childhood. But Rachel was high-born and Liam an orphan, so marriage was impossible. Now grown, a chance meeting unites Rachel with the man of her heart and it seems their destinies are entwined once more, for Liam is her rescuer and she must keep him by her side if she is to stay alive. Liam is temped beyond all reason by Rachel. She has the eyes of a saint, the smooth skin of a princess...and lips he cannot resist kissing. He knows he has no name or family to offer--but given the eternity he has endured without her, does he dare risk the consequences of claiming her innocence and promising her a lifetime of love?