Renowned for his prowess on the battlefield and in the bedroom, the Dragon Lord had no desire to wed an heiress he had never before seen. But a landless knight had few opportunities to win a barony, and a faithful subject had no choice but to obey his king. Yet how to select a wife from the three women offered him? He had no taste for the grieving widow or the sharp-tongued shrew, so the meek virgin it must be.
Confronted by their new lord and master, the women of Ayrdale prepared to accept their destiny. But high-spirited Rose knew she was no thornless blossom just waiting to be plucked. Her gentle twin longed for a cloistered life, whereas Rose had never been known as a shrinking violet and was more than capable of standing up to a dragon. A cleaver deception would allow her sister to enter the nunnery while an unexpected bride awaited her unsuspecting husband for the most unforgettable deflowering of all.