Melissande Deverell knows convent life is the most
liberating path for any free-spirited woman. No
vainglorious tales of men's battle prowess at meal times,
no filthy warrior's bed to share, and the best education
available to women. Abandoned to a remote Alpine nunnery
since the age of eight, Melissande finds fulfillment
supervising the convent's orphans and translating
Life is perfect until a wayward knight steals her
away from all she holds dear.
Lucian Barret never expected to be even mildly
attracted to a convent bound novitiate. Then again
nothing about vivacious Melissande is what he expected.
Honor-bound to deliver her safely into the arms of
another, Lucian's dark past leaves no room for attraction
to a headstrong would-be nun. Now he has no choice but to
protect her on the journey to England, a constant
temptation within arm's reach. Even if he manages to keep
her honor-- and his heart-- intact, he begins to wonder if
he will ever be able to give her up.