Winner of three Prism 2016 Awards-Best Fantasy, Best First Book and Best of the Best
"Falling in love has never been this fun, or this perilous." -Ingrid's Book Blog
Off-limits has never been so irresistible...
Lady Katherine Durant has perfected the art of hiding her Gifts-a valuable skill in a land where any hint of sorcery could lead to the burning stake. But, hiding her Gifts isn't the same as not using them, and that troublesome difference has led to capture each time she's run from her uncle.
Now, using a newly-discovered spell, she binds her powers and flees again-this time for her life. Unfortunately, her plan to hide as a maid in a distant kingdom goes awry when she unwittingly gets entered into a festival competition for the hand of a prince-a man with a wicked kiss and a sense of adventure that rivals her own.
All she's ever hoped for is a quiet existence as a servant, never imagining she could find laughter and belonging and love. And now the mischievous prince has her dreaming of all those things.
With a bounty on her head, sorcerers closing in, and a prince threatening to steal her heart, could it finally be time to stop running? Time to trust? Time to love?