Lord Corbett Blake is determined to bring honor back to his family name. King Edward III has told him he needs to marry, or lose his lands and title. Corbett's late father made the mistake of marrying a commoner, and because of this, it is up to Corbett to make things right.
Now he searches for the perfect lady, but his reputation proceeds him. Three times he has lost future brides to death before they ever reached the altar. Some say he is the messenger of death himself, with his pet raven perched upon his shoulder. But now, he searches for the troubled girl with the green eyes, who calls out to him for help every night in his sleep.
Devon has been raised in secret, hidden inside the walls of the monastery for the last eighteen years. Now, the black-hearted Lord of Steepleton has discovered her. She is excited at first when she hears he will be bringing her to the castle, that is, until she realizes he wants her to be nothing more than his servant.
Deception and secrets are many within the walls of Blake Castle, but they can't hold a candle to the passion that stirs between Corbett and his servant, Devon - a woman who can destroy everything he is, with the power of just one kiss.