The first book in The Swordcross Knights: A series of full-length historical romance novels set in the vivid and beguiling world of medieval Britain during the period known as “The Anarchy”.
Forbidden flames burn brightest…
Sir Alric of Hawksmere has endured years of war and survived dozens of battles in the service of his king, but he's unprepared for the new challenge awaiting him at home. Alric discovers the girl he left behind is now a spirited woman of rare beauty whose kiss makes his blood burn. But the lady Cecily de Vere has been offered in marriage to another man, and Alric‘s duty as a knight is to escort her to the wedding.
Cecily is prepared to fulfill her obligation as a proper daughter of a baron. But she yearns for her childhood flame and knows he shares the same desire. When a sudden twist of fortune puts Cecily in mortal danger, Alric takes an unimaginable risk to rescue her. Left alone in the wild, Alric and Cecily must make a choice that will change their lives forever.