Love has no place in the early Renaissance and yet hearts yearn...
He's the captain of the guard, unmatched in sword play, and yet he's almost destroyed by love. Will he risk his reputation, his fortune, and even his life for this brave and amazing woman?
Aurelia's certain she'd fare well except for her cursed beauty. Clever and resourceful, she's managed to escape Rome's most lustful cardinal. Suddenly, her luck disappears and she must turn to the only man who would save her. But what can he do? He owes allegiance to this Borgia, a man determined to make her his mistress.
Love has no place in the early Renaissance and yet hearts know of no such constraints. Follow this couple as they survive poison, plots, and a final battle that will have you gasping for breath.