The Naked Moon, Book Three of the Heart & Hand Series
Princess Anwyl from Nifolhad has finally met the man she is fated to love, only, he doesn't return the sentiment. Politics and civil war throw her under his protection, and they flee from her home and journey to his realm. Tasked by her queen and king, she becomes an ambassadress in the Aurelian Royal Court. But her true mission-weeding out the rogue Nifolhadian infiltrators bent on destroying all she holds dear-is a secret she must not divulge.
Rakish Lord Warin wants nothing more to do with the headstrong princess, and he fights against his growing attraction toward her. She'll not get him what he truly desires-a wife, a home, and children to love. Besides, he doesn't trust her...not since he spent time in Nifolhad, and she somehow tampered with his memories. Worse, he believes her to be complicit in the disappearance of his cousin.
Anwyl quickly becomes a trusted friend and advisor to the Aurelian queen. But in Nifolhad, plots and assassination attempts run rampant, and threats against the princess abound. To remove her as a pawn, she is ordered to marry an Aurelian noble. The queen of Aurelia, a true romantic, sends Anwyl on a tour around the realm to seek out a husband, and Warin is to be her escort!
As Anwyl meets prospective suitors, she and Warin uncover a Nifolhadian plot to overthrow the Aurelian king and queen, one centered on implicating Warin's family. Worse, they come to realize that there are greater forces of nature at work, forces that threaten all of the known realms.
Only by coming together can Princess Anwyl and Lord Warin protect their families, their realms, and each other. But first, they must achieve the impossible-they must trust in one another.
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