Jotham was the King of the House of Protection. He was the youngest male ever to assume the position because of the sudden death of his father in his twentieth cycle. In the last forty cycles, he had married his life mate and lost her in a transport accident. He had two sons and lost one due to his own treachery. Now his first son was interested in a woman and Jotham was going to find out everything about her he could.
Jacinda was from the House of Healing. She was the widow of an Assemblyman for the House of Protection. Stephan had been her life mate even though he was twenty cycles older than her. His sudden death had devastated her and if it hadn’t been for her three children, she wasn’t sure she would have survived. In the years that followed, she learned to live with her loss and more importantly learned that life could still be good. She healed.
When Jotham summoned Jacinda to the Palace, his only intent had been for her to help him gather information on Amina, that plan went out the window when Jacinda refused. She challenged not only his right to interfere in Barek’s life but questioned how he lived his own since Lata’s death.
Two strong people come together after having loved and suffered the loss of that love. Can they find enough common ground and courage to chance a new love? Or are they destined to live the rest of their lives alone?