Imogen of Carrisford led a sheltered life -- thanks to her father. But now he and her fiancé are dead, and her life and the castle are in danger. Before Imogen can make plans, the castle is attacked by Lord Warbrick, who wants the Carrisford treasures for himself. With the help of her steward, Imogen flees to Castle Cleeve and throws herself on the mercy of FitzRoger of Cleeve - her dark champion. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex.