Sir Wolf is troubled. Though he thought Kit was nothing but a slip of a girl, a sprout, she's strong, beautiful and truly brave. Not only that, he's attracted to her. However, he's just the king's envoy, and cannot let her know his feelings. For her part, Kit is also troubled. On her journey to London on the king's orders, she has fallen in love with Wolf. He's different from her violent stepfather, and he's gentle and kind with both her and her elderly nursemaid. But now that she knows what the king truly wants with her, she has to dismiss her feelings for Wolf. She's the daughter of the previous king, and now must marry the duke the king has decided on for her...!