Six years ago Crown Prince Thaddeus abandoned his new bride and went into hiding. His motive was to protect his country and his family from a ruthless tyrant. But when his estranged wife tracks him down, Thaddeus knows it’s time to make a stand. Restore the royal line. And reclaim the crown. Yet just as he learns about the family’s new addition—his and Monica’s son—little Peter becomes a target. In a deadly game of power, Thaddeus must choose between the country and heritage he’s been raised to defend…and the woman he never could forget.