Xavier Whitemore, Viscount St Esher, has lived through the brutality of
an abusive family, horrors of war, and the death of his newborn
daughter. He grows more reserved, a little colder, understanding war is
not the only reason he is a changed man. Never will he be the youth
that left England and the betrayal that brought Xavier to wish death.
Muryn Crane knows nothing of war, spies, or the danger that follows her. She has spent years building Agathe House into a home that cares for and helps those returning from the war, wanting to support those wishing to escape the nightmares. The building holds a special place in her heart, not due only to her brother or late husband, but to the one veteran who hates her very existence.
The fates have thrown Xavier and Muryn together to fight a sadistic enemy. Will they be able to protect the family? And, most significantly, can they overlook the passion that will soon engulf the pair?