As the roaring flames rise to engulf her, Merry du Boise struggles against the ropes that confine her. Condemned for heresy and moments away from certain death, she finds salvation in the form of a fearless savior, who sweeps her from the stake and places her under his protection.
Luke, the king’s commander, has battled fire before and lived. With the moniker The Phoenix, he has risen in the ranks of King Henry’s service with only one goal: to inherit his grandfather’s coveted estate of Arundel. In the blink of an eye, however, rescuing a witch from the flames and stealing her away from the powerful Church has put his entire future in jeopardy!
Having vowed to protect the fiery-haired beauty, Luke realizes he wants to offer Merry more than his sword arm. As her dark past catches up with them, can she put her faith in her earthly savior, who is torn between duty to his king and his own personal desires?