How can he win with the odds stacked against him?

Prince Hamish has no interest in fulfilling his duty of marrying. Not to a woman, at least. That doesn’t stop his mother, Queen Fiona, from presenting him with every eligible noblewoman that enters their castle. He’s certain it’ll be no different with the new representative of the Udynea Empire.

So when the imperial prince, Darshan, arrives in place of the woman everyone expected, Hamish is relieved. Until the man kisses him and he is confronted by the very emotions he has been forced to conceal or be punished for. Emotions he is eager to explore.

The kiss also proves to be a little too public for his mother’s liking, who insists on drastic measures to ensure Hamish adheres to her family vision. Hamish must make a choice: give up his happiness for convention’s sake or risk sending the kingdom spiralling into civil war for the right to love his own way.

*This book contains violence, attempted suicide and explicit adult themes.*