The illustrious king focused on his family and his kingdom. The beautiful emissary who captivates him.
King Nolan August lost his beloved wife two years ago. He's busy, focused on the needs of his kingdom and enjoying his children. He doesn't need any more stress or complications in his life. Especially not one of the many women who pursue him as Europe’s new “most eligible bachelor”. The fact that he can’t get his dance with Madeline Prescott at Tristan’s wedding out of his mind doesn’t mean anything. Of course he isn’t ready to start dating again.
Madeline Prescott, mother of Major Chad Prescott and a devoted member of Parliament, prides herself on her independence. Abandoned by her husband when Chad was only 4 years old, she worked her tail off to provide for him and vowed to never need another man in her life. Madeline usually waves off prospective dates without a problem, but there is a certain recently widowed king who is mesmerizing, though she will never admit it—even to herself.
When Madeline is assigned to investigate King Nolan’s connection to the vile Naomi Rindlesbacher, he convinces her the only way his family will believe the ploy is if they claim they are dating. As the two spend every moment together, they tease and enjoy themselves far too much. Suddenly, evil threats make Madeline and Nolan realize just how real their pretended love is after all.
Can Nolan keep Madeline and his family safe or is Naomi Rindlesbacher going to take all he holds dear?