After her oppressive father's failed plan to rebel against the king, Elin loses her title as the daughter of a baron and is instead labeled the daughter of a traitor. The despicable Baron of Redwood, who sees women as nothing more than his playthings, wants to make Elin his wife, regardless of her current crime-by-association, in an attempt to gain dominion over her father's lands. But for Elin, if that is her only option, she'd rather be executed-and she tells the king as much! But the king, moved by Elin's declaration, decides on a different fate for her. Instead, he unexpectedly marries her to his bravest, most loyal knight, Malcolm, a man who has built a reputation for himself in combat!