Princess Ellaria Salvatore is accustomed to getting what she wants—regardless of whether she’s supposed to have it or not. But now that her brother’s arranged marriage has fallen through, she’s left brokering a deal that will save her country and her family from the clutches of war. And while it’s not out of the question for a princess to sacrifice her future for a husband she’s never met, this little hitch in the plan is standing between her and the one thing she wants most of all—her smoking hot bodyguard. She knows that a man like Luca can’t bring himself to dishonor his station by having his way with her, but she can’t possibly leave forever without having one small taste of what might have been. So, left with no choice, she decides to do the one thing she has left: seduce him before time runs out.