Gryff Donovan is on the run from the witch, Serepta, who had once enslaved him.Marri, future Queen of Brynn Tor, is on the run, hiding from her brother, Artur, who intends to kill her, thereby removing his only obstacle to the throne. A chance encounter brings Gryff and Marri together. Knowing there can be no future for the two of them doesn't quench the attraction between them, or lessen the danger of discovery.
As days pass, attraction turns to affection, and affection to love. With her life on the line, and time running out, Marri's only desire is to be Donovan's Woman.