The fire that rages in Adele St. Clare is unquenchable. The feisty redhead burns with anger when King John decrees she marry against her will. Then her bridal escort arrives-Rafe De Montford-and within her most secret places, the handsome swordsman ignites something hotter. But Rafe has been ordered to deliver her unto destruction, to a betrothed she cannot even respect-let alone love. And Rafe's strong arms dim any hopes she has of release. But his smoldering glances promise a future far brighter than escape. With one heated look the virile warrior captures her heart, and with one of the knight's fiery kisses, the headstrong beauty knows that from these sparks of desire will spring the flame of a love everlasting.