May Stewart’s father, King James VII, demands she choose a husband within a fortnight. The list of approved suitors leaves her uninspired at the courtship festivities until fate intervenes, and an uninvited stranger sparks her interest. Unfortunately, even uttering handsome Aiden MacMahon’s surname is a capital offense, for it whispers of a dark curse that dictates the daylight belongs to the beast on their family crest. The MacMahon name is not a choice the king will allow for May, but she cannot deny the connection she has with Aiden. When May discovers her own secret lineage holds the key to reversing the MacMahon curse, her choice of suitor becomes so much more than just a marriage match. But choosing Aiden MacMahon could lead them both into death’s icy embrace.