In a realm of snow and ice, a mercenary is assigned to protect a princess on a journey that may prove deadly to them both.
Disgraced ex-knight Royce Saint-Michel was banished from his homeland because of an impulsive act that cost him all he held dear. Now, he has the chance to reclaim his birthright--if he escorts the lovely Princess Ciara to her royal wedding and ensures that she arrives untouched. The two set off alone on a treacherous journey through snowy mountain passes, but forbidden desire soon proves even more dangerous than the assassins on their trail. With the fate of two kingdoms hanging in the balance, will Royce and Ciara do as honor and duty demand ... or surrender to the longing in their hearts?
"A fun and erotic 14th-century romp ... loaded with non-stop adventure." - Publishers Weekly
"It is stories like this one that keep so many of us reading romances." - The Oakland Press
"Shelly Thacker has the gift of bringing readers straight into her adventurous, heart-pounding romances and keeping them highly entertained and completely captivated. This fairytale romance will sweep you off your feet. This is an author who has made an indelible mark on romance. Exceptional. 4 1/2 stars (highest rating)." - Romantic Times
"Shelly Thacker has a unique and dazzling talent." - New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas
A full-length novel of 100,000 words
Adult content: explicit love scenes
Originally published by Avon Books
This Author's Preferred Edition e-book includes bonus content: "The Making of His Forbidden Touch: The Story Behind the Story," plus excerpts from upcoming Shelly Thacker books.