He embraced her and . . . The earth spun around with wild abandon and . . . Her heart commanded that time stand still and . . . They be entwined like this forever . . . Passion exploded between them as he pulled her down onto the crudely fashioned pallet. The sheltered daughter of London's richest silk merchant, Heather Bowen had known such fierce desire only in her dreams until she met the dark, handsome Richard Morgan. Now her dawning love for this fugitive defender of Mary Tudor would lead her through the storms of a land divided by war, and into the clutches of enemies who would use any vengeful means -- murder, forced marraige to others, threats of execution -- to keep them apart.
But they had vowed to sanctify their forbidden love. And as Heather burned hungrily for him, Richard reached out with all his masculine power to claim her!