It’s been three hundred years since King Edward brought the bordellos to Westerly. Peace was the norm for centuries, but as the new queen discovers, even peace has a degree of chaos lurking in the shadows.
Johanna’s birth was proof the centuries old curse was broken, but after losing everyone who ever loved her, she was certain destiny had exchanged one curse for another. She was raised to be queen. She knew she could handle the treasury, the people, even the Elders. She knew the technical side of royalty, but the emotional side left her running in fear.
Samuel was a sworn woman hater. For five years, he avoided the female persuasion like the plague, but the beautiful young queen had a way of warming the ice from his heart. As the head of the queen’s guard, his duty was to her protection and safety, even if it was from him.
Was it possible to find a future with Johanna, while helping the island find the peace it once had, or would an unknown assailant bring an abrupt halt to their love, as he did with her f
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