Alyce believes no man would want to marry her for herself, but rather to gain possession of her lands. She wishes to be free to live her life as she pleases with whomever she chooses. She is adventurous, and finds herself in need of rescue more than once.
Men wanted one thing-and noblewomen had no choice. Certainly her forced betrothal did nothing to convince Lady Alyce Sherborne otherwise. Would that she could choose how to live her life-and with whom! But given that freedom, would she turn down the subtly seductive Sir Thomass! The man who'd secured a king's ransom-and taken her heart in the bargain?