She is one of the accursed Three Graces of Graydon???if she marries not for love, her betrothed will soon meet his end???
The Tudor king issues Lady Catherine Milton a most unusual command: seduce Scottish loyalist Ross Dunbar. The son of an ornery borderland laird, Dunbar would make an advantageous match, but King Henry cannot force him to wed. So Cate must ensnare him???
A rush of courtly parties and passionate nights in Dunbar's embrace leaves Cate breathless???and confused. She desires a proposal for the sake of propriety and politics, but she longs to be truly loved. Tortured loyalties are not hers alone???though Dunbar is enchanted by Cate, he cannot bind himself to England and abandon his people.
But when a pretender to the throne ignites a rebellion, the choice is made for them: to solidify northern alliances, Dunbar and Cate must wed. Suddenly Dunbar's death appears certain???either by his bride's curse or by a war he did not choose???