In the aftermath of a battle Stephan de Varley searches for his Blood Brothers. When he overhears a conversation he finds his brothers have been taken captive by a Welsh Lord Rhiwallon. Injured and feverish he saves Arianrhod, a welsh princess, from near rape. When he wins the battle he kidnaps Arianrhod and holds her hostage in exchange for his brothers. As the journey progresses Stephan finds himself more and more attracted to Arianrhod but she is betrothed to another and way above him.
Arianrhod who is on the way to marry her betrothed Magnus a powerful Jarl, when his Nephew tries to rape her. She is shocked by Stephans injuries when he appears from the from the bushes. But she is angry and frightened when he saves her life then kidnaps her.
Both feel attracted to each other but know it is wrong as she is betrothed to another. As Stephan steals kisses and tries to seduce Arianrhod,they both become more and more attracted to each other. What will happen when they reach their destination and Magnus finds out. will they be able to abandon one another to their destinies?
I love the Blood Brothers series the books follow on but each story is a different the last one. The characters are great and Stephan is usual hard man with no morals and very much in charge. Arianrhod is sweet but she dosen't let Stephan have all his own way. Up to now the series has been great and well worth reading. Well done Karin.