Childhood friends and thick as thieves. Can their affection survive the trials of growing up?
Before Archer became Captain Khoury’s trusted lieutenant, he was just Reid Tarhill – a young man in love with a girl beyond his reach.
Maura had been his childhood friend but now he wants more. And he has a plan. Unfortunately, his father throws in with a rival clan’s suitor. Although Gilland may be her equal in standing, his reasons for courting Maura have more to do with politics than her charms.
Who knew that the fate of Bear Clan might rest on Maura’s choice? It will take more than a faithful heart and a handful of stories to keep his Clan and his beloved safe. He lost her once, now he’d risk anything to keep her for his own.