Xander, prodigal prince and the infamous firstborn heir to the throne of Kyonos, a small island kingdom in the Aegean Sea, has returned home. Layna is at a loss for words when her former fiancé, who now appears before her for the first time in fifteen years, demands that she come with him. Once a candidate to be queen, Layna is now a shadow of her former self, living a quiet life as a nun in training. So why has he returned now? It’s because of him that Layna’s heart and body are permanently scarred, so she refuses his command. But resisting him won’t be so easy.