He is an earl in title alone. His lands were taken from him in a war between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists. By allying himself with the former, swearing allegiance with Henry VI, he had been promised the daughter of the Earl of Cornwich-and the fortune she'll inherit.
Caught between supporters of the Lancasters and the Yorks, David DAubere, Earl of Lynchburg, swears fealty to Henry VI. His loyalty to the throne is rewarded by marriage to the Earl of Cornwichs daughter and possession of all her landsmore than David could have hoped for.
Lady Riley Snowden, a Yorkist spy, is working at Cornwich castle, waiting for the opportunity to slay the master. When she tries to kill David she is caught and then sent to the dungeons. But when he meets his fragile and mentally challenged wife, David realizes Riley must bear the Cornwich heir.
The natural-born conflict between these two very strong characters boils over in hatred, mistrust and searing passion. There is no denying the fact that they are perfect in bed, but Riley has a mission to accomplish and David is torn between his loyalty to the Lancaster cause and his growing belief that the Yorkists are right about Queen Margarets dangerous plans for England.
A Knight in shining armor. An earl in title alone. He is promised the daughter of the EArl of Cornwich-and the fortune she'll inherit.
She is a fierce, ravishing beauty who tries his patience with each passing moment.