Lady Emmalene Eberhart was dying to do it. She even begged the King to make her husband do it to her- because she wanted to be a good wife. But then her husband died, and Emmalene was still as much a virgin as on the day she wed. Suddenly, the innocent young beauty found herself the fulerum of a struggle for feudal power: Along with her ample dowry, Emma found herself promised to Amery de Aneford, a landless knight whose able sword had preserved the King’s crown – and whose rugged good looks made her heart skip a beat. But on the wedding day, as a rival knight galloped toward the bridal chamber, Amanry would find that making love to his naive new bride would take consummate skill. For in the conjugal bed, Emma was astonished to learn there was more to a wedding night than just a sound sleep – and more to true love than she’d ever imagined.