What do you do when the one thing you most want is the one thing you can’t have?
Ten summers ago, Jade made a mistake and fell in love with the wrong man. An earl’s son so less. But she atoned for her sin and even earned a position in the king’s elite bodyguard. Well, almost earned it. Her last task before entering and giving up her identity forever is to solve the murder of a wealthy and influential countess… who just so happened to marry the man Jade still loves.
Logan Warrington, Seventh Earl of Farron, has always done what he’s supposed to do, including marry the “right” woman from the “right” family, which hadn’t included the carriage driver’s daughter he’d been infatuated with as a boy. But when he’s framed for the murder of his wife, Logan gets a second chance with that carriage driver’s daughter, and Jade might be the only one that can prove his innocence.
But second chances aren’t free, and those who killed the countess will stop at nothing to keep their secrets. As the killers close in, it will take all of Jade’s skill as a bodyguard to keep Logan alive, and even if she does, nothing can close the gap between earl and servant. Nothing, except maybe love.