A hated enemy becomes a lover . . . and the only path to redemption.
It’s been a year since Naravi Yy barely escaped execution. Since then, the Jevite occupation of his homeland has eased, and Naravi is lost. His family is keen for him to start running the household properly, and to marry as well. But Naravi is still on edge from his time in a Jevite prison, and even the idea of such responsibilities is paralyzing.
As if he needs any more reminders, the very people who imprisoned him have now incorporated themselves into his country. Among them is Nasir Harn, the soldier who arrested Naravi. Now a friend to the family and an inescapable presence in House Yy, Nasir’s guilt makes him unbearably kind to Naravi, who is determined to never, ever stop hating Jevites. Especially Nasir.
When an unexpected encounter puts Naravi’s life in danger, he’s forced to escape to Jev with Nasir, and finds his hatred of the enemy soldier surprisingly challenged. But as his feelings begin to shift, events conspire and his fear puts another in danger.
In the shadows, however, greater plans are in motion, and Naravi and Nasir will have to work together to stop them. For if they fail, it won’t just be Naravi’s life on the line.