A man who has given his all in defense of the Crown encounters the one woman destined to make him understand he's allowed a life of his own.
Trystan Wilkes has secretly served the Crown for years. Josephine Adrys is the one woman he can't forget. She becomes an unwitting pawn in a cloak-and-dagger game with The Alchemist, once believed dead. As the threat of death shadows them, his only choice---protect the woman who owns his heart.
Jo knows what the /tonne/ speaks of when they titter behind their fans. Wild child from Africa. Untamed. Swept into a world of danger and intrigue she works with the man she's loved for years---a temptation. Will being on the run and in close quarters allow him to see how perfect they are for one another.