- Ashley York
- Release Date
- January 2017
- Book 1 of The Norman Conquest series
Rowena Godwinson is a Saxon princess and refuses to go willingly into a forced marriage to one of King William's most favored knights. Falling prey to rumors of Norman depravity, she fears being forced to suffer the ultimate humiliation of being shared by his men. John of Normandy is a soldier made for battle, ingrained with chivalry and a deep sense of loyalty to his mentor and king. Serving his liege is all the reward he requires and neither a title nor a bride tempts him. The challenge of winning over a bunch of heathen Saxons and the crazed woman they serve only deepens his determination to remove himself from England.
Returning five years later to find a woman passionate enough to satisfy his deepest, unspoken desire fills him with the need to make his wife see him as more than an armed foe. Can he win her over before she learns her own father died at his hand? Rowena's struggle against enemy occupation fades away in the pleasurable arms of her Norman husband but will he bring her people to their knees in his attempts to please his liege lord? Or can she win him over to the Saxon's side even while one of her own plots to overthrow the bastard king?
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