Raised by the secretiveLeague of the Blade,Sir Paul Hilliard fledEngland to escape fromtheir shadow.
And now his life dependson the breathtakingBladeswoman he oncetrained and now desires.
Painful memories once drove Paul Hilliard away. But when the elitesecret fraternity of knights calls him home to help thwart a devilishplot against the king, Paul cannot refuse. And his bodyguard inthis deadly undertaking is Juliana Gresham—a stunningly beautifulwarrior who honed her skills under his expert guidance.
When Juliana first received her training, she was a young, shy,and innocent orphan; now she has blossomed magnificently intowomanhood, tempting the honorable knight. Surrendering tohis passion could gravely endanger their mission. But Paul’s greatneed for her will not be silenced—especially when the plotdemands that the exquisite Juliana play a shocking new role intheir dangerous intrigue . . . as Paul’s mistress.
Julia Latham has an abiding love for the Middle Ages, when knights were knights and ladies had to tame them. After several varied jobs, the last in computer programming, she realized her life's dream of being published with Avon Books. She lives in Central New York with her three children; her dog, Apollo; and her husband, Jim.