When is a lie not a lie, but the truth that will set you free?
Sapphire has no illusions about marriage. With as muddied a lineage as hers, only nobles looking to replenish their coffers with her fortune would consider marrying her. Of course she has to fall in love with a Knight of Valor and senior member of the Dragon Church. Exactly the kind of man she could never have.
Sir Matthias was born the son of a farmer, but the gods recognized his devotion and blessed him with Their divine grace. His hard work propelled him up the ranks of the Knights of Valor. Now he needs to marry well, and that doesn’t include the enchanting and flamboyant heiress that is as unsuitable as she is unattainable.
Sapphire’s grandfather has no intention of losing control of her or her fortune by allowing her to marry just anyone. When he arranges a match between her and an earl suspected of killing his first wife, Sapphire will do anything, strike any bargain, to escape the fate her grandfather has planned for her. Including proposing a sham marriage to the one man she loves.