Born in shame... All her life the ravishing Linnea de Valcourt has been reviled as the "cursed" daughter of Maindenstone Castle. Redeemed by deceit... Now, to save her beloved twin sister from a terrible fate, she will sacrifice herself by impersonating her as the bride of conqueror Axton de la Manse. Yet how is it that she feels such fiery passion when she lies with this grim despoiler of her home? A hostage to love... Revenge for years of exile has driven the magnificent Axton to possess his archenemy's daughter-little knowing that, as he imprisons her in his arms and drowns in her stormy sea-green eyes, he is throwing away the key to his soul. But Linnea's family, gathering forces to reclaim Maidenstone, will soon reveal their trickery. How can she hide from him the truth about his imposter's bride?
Critically acclaimed romance author Rexanne Becnel has written nine previous novels, including "Heart of the Storm, When Lightning Strikes, Where Magic Dwells, A Dove at Midnight, The Rose of Blackword "and "Thief of My Heart." For her work, "My Gallant Enemy, "Becnel received the Waldenbooks 1991 First Time Romance Author Award and the "Romantic Times" Best Award for Best Medieval Romance by a New Author. She lives in New Orleans with her family.