Banished from polite society for bearinga child out of wedlock, Lady Eadyth ofHawks' Lair spends her days hidden undera voluminous veil, tending her bees.But when her son's detested father threatensto reveal the boy's true paternity and seizeher beloved lands, Lady Eadyth seeks ahusband willing to claim the child as his own.
Eirik of Ravenshire is England's most virilebachelor, notorious for loving--and leaving--the most beautiful damsels in the land.Now a mysterious lady is offering him a vowof chaste matrimony in exchange forrevenge against his most hated enemy, andEirik simply cannot refuse. But the lustyknight's plans go awry when he finds himselfunable to resist Eadyth's myriad charms . . .and he succumbs to the sweet sting of thetarnished lady's love.