Banished from polite society for bearing a child out of
wedlock, Lady Eadyth of Hawks' Lair spends her days hidden
under a voluminous veil, tending her bees. But when her
son's detested father threatens to reveal the boy's true
paternity and seize her beloved lands, Lady Eadyth seeks a
husband willing to claim the child as his own.
Eirik of Ravenshire is England's most virile bachelor,
notorious for lovingâ€”and leavingâ€” the most beautiful damsels
in the land. Now a mysterious lady is offering him a vow of
chaste matrimony in exchange for revenge against his most
hated enemy, and Eirik simply cannot refuse. But the lusty
knight's plans go awry when he finds himself unable to
resist Eadyth's myriad charms . . . and he succumbs to the
sweet sting of the tarnished lady's love.