Achart never coveted his brother’s position, yet finds himself thrust into the role of lord after his death. Nevertheless, he is determined that one thing his brother had shall never be his … no matter how badly he might want her. His impending arranged marriage—sealed in a peace agreement with an enemy lord—cannot happen fast enough to suit him. If he is wed to another, he will not be tempted to claim the woman he has no right to desire or love. Achart will soon learn that even the ghost of his brother and a marriage of convenience could ever be enough to cleanse him of his need for Josaine.