Forbidden! Never before has fulfilling a duty presented such a challenge for Sir Stefan de Banewulf. His errand: to escort the Lady Elona de Barre to England -- and into the arms of his half-brother. Stefan is struck by the lady's beauty and wild courage, yet as a knight of unyielding honor he must curb any wayward desires. Elona is forbidden to him, but as their journey turns perilous, danger heightens the illicit passion smoldering between them. Would Stefan risk bringing dishonor to the Banewulf name ... ?