From back cover: "Againt her will, she would be married to the devil's own spawn. Truly, Rhian of Gervaise should despise the knight who would deliver her to a terrifying future. But the more perilous their journey became, the deeper grew her longing for Gareth of Faucon, honor bound to surrender her to fate, but soul sworn to cherish her as the bride of his heart! Dark powers wanted the Lady of Gervaise dead. Indeed, the enigmatic beauty was possessed of secrets as mysterious as the jeweled pendant she warmed against her heart. But Gareth would do whatever he could to protect her. For destiny deemed he had no other choice!"