Elizabeth Louden has been chosen to provide Micah Bleddyn, the Overlord of Maelgwn, with an heir. However she's not interested in the honor. In a land where only men are allowed to use magic, women found to possess supernatural abilities are punished. Often by death. She knows it's only a matter of time before her secret is revealed.
Micah has no desire to rule his father's empire, but after his older brother vanishes, he has no choice. Faced with invading forces, treachery among his own people and now a mate hell-bent on escape, he's had enough.
Realizing they have no allies but each other Micah and Elizabeth reach a reluctant truce in their bid to stay alive and keep Maelgwn safe.