Olivia Reynolds lives a sheltered life. The daughter of the leader of their small community, she is treated like a princess, never allowed beyond the safety of the walls. When her father decides she must marry, she chooses the man she has secretly lusted after ever since she first laid eyes on him: Dane Mitchell. One of her father’s best men, Dane is as lethal as he is attractive, and Olivia is thrilled at the thought of being at his side. Dane doesn’t want to be forced into marriage. He is a soldier and a fighter and has a bigger purpose in life. He doesn’t have the time to deal with a pampered princess like Olivia, but he owes his life to her father, so he accepts the proposal. But that doesn’t mean he has to like it.