Hal Latimar could see it in Rachel's shy, quiet smile and patient stance. At a raucous celebration of wedded bliss, the secretive young woman was upstaged by her beautiful cousin. But Hal knew that outward beauty was sometimes hidden and deceptive. When Queen Elizabeth's plans brought them to Court, he found his sights firmly set on Rachel, whose sweetness knew no bounds. The more time he spent with her the more his appreciation gave way to desire. Though he was soon to learn that Rachel had a carefully guarded secret, which, once known, would jeopardize her presence at Court and the tender feelings growing between them.
Hero: Hal Latimer
Heroine: Rachel Monterey