Taja’s doll-like good looks had made her the plaything of nobles for most of her life, but now she wants to make her own path. Even under the acting stable master, life is better. When an attractive foreign noble continues to appear when she needs help, Taja begins to fear that she will be pulled back into the life she left.
The way Phelan treats Taja is not like his behavior toward anyone else. With her, Phelan appears to want only to see her happy. When he talks with anyone else, his attitude is rather cold and condescending. Yet he somehow manages to win people over despite his attitude.
Determination sets her on a new and dangerous path. The question is should she go it alone, or is the noble more than what he seems?