It's suave, handsome, diplomatic Edward de Wolfe's tale as he vies for the hand of Paris de Norville's daughter, Cassiopeia. The only obstacle is the bride herself – she can't stand the sight of him!
1275 A.D. - With brothers Scott, Troy, and Patrick married and settled, and brother James' recent marriage to Rose Hage, it's finally younger brother Edward's time to shine.
Having grown up with many cousins around him, Edward had a particular eye on Cassiopeia de Norville, daughter of his father's best friend, Paris. As children, they tormented each other, but it was Edward's way of showing attention to a young lady who terrified him. Several years later, Cassiopeia is betrothed to another man and Edward must ride escort as he takes her to her future husband, but his heart is in turmoil... is she still the same annoying girl he used to tease? Or was that teasing a cover for deeper feelings he refused to admit?
Edward soon comes to realize that he has feelings for Cassiopeia he can no longer deny.
This puts him in an awkward position. Named for his father's father, who was a great diplomat, Edward also has his grandfather's politically-savvy way. He is a man of great words and swift action, and he uses both on Cassiopeia, who is shocked by his declaration of love. She rejects him soundly, but deep down, she's giddy and flattered. She, too has always has an eye towards the handsome Edward, but on the eve of meeting her betrothed, Edward has made the situation most difficult. Rather than shame her father, Cassiopeia decides the best course of action is to discourage Edward.
But the man won't take no for an answer.
Meanwhile, Cassiopeia's betrothed is a man with deep, dark intentions. As a military advisor who has the king's ear, it is his intention that his betrothal to Cassiopeia be the first step in ultimate goal of destroying the House of de Wolfe. As the bastard son of a man William de Wolfe once killed, he plans to devastate the Houses of de Wolfe and de Norville from within.
It's politics, passion, and old hatreds as Edward tries to charm Cassiopeia away from a man who only wants to destroy them all. Will the plan be discovered before it's too late?
Another stunning adventure in the de Wolfe Pack series brings Edward de Wolfe to the forefront of England's politics – and a life or death battle of his own.
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