I read a lot of romance novels and they become tedious after a while the stories are all the same basically. But this one left a lasting impression. I could not put this book down. I love both the characters, this author writes in such a way that your not just reading the book your a part of it, she definitely knows how to write sexual tension in a way that you almost wish you were the heroine. (sigh) If only men like that existed in the real world. Anyway Alaex the Hero was married to the heroine when they were just children, because her father wanted to protect her. Alaex went off to battle and left her under the care of a friend of her father, who had past on just a few weeks after they were married. When he returns from battle he finds that she was about to marry someone else because she was unaware that she was already married, he takes her away to her childhood home and then..... Well you're just going to have to buy the book to know the rest. It was really hard to find a new version of this book most were used but the copy I got was in excellent shape, even if it wasn't this book is worth getting. Trust me you won't be disappointed!