Inara has never felt the pleasure of a man’s allure, a manifestation of will that rewards submission. She attends her blossoming ceremony longing to partake in her rite of womanhood, but experiencing allure turns the celebration into a waking nightmare.
Seeking a wife, Sir Cassian has set his sights on Inara. A knight reputed for his charm, he will do what he must to ensure Inara picks him. When she flees her blossoming, he seizes the opportunity to claim her.
Hesitant to reveal the truth, Inara poses as Cassian’s new beau. However, her discovery thrusts them into a sinister conflict. Their search to protect her from allure draws the attention of those intent on stifling the truth, no matter who they have to kill. Pursued by zealous assassins, Inara must choose: hide who she is to protect her love, or fight to expose the secret of allure.