Cassian Court is the powerful, beautiful, sensual man who has changed Mishella Santelle’s life with the world’s most unconventional business contract—and captured her heart with a destiny neither of them can deny. But passion comes with a price. They’ve confronted demons, banished ghosts, faced fears, and dug to the deepest truths of their souls—but then fate delivers them a crushing new blow. When crisis strikes the Mediterranean island of Arcadia, Mishella is summoned back home. Things go from difficult to devastating when Arcadian court politics rev into high gear, setting up Cassian as the Judas responsible for the island’s devastation, and giving Mishella an ultimatum: her country or her lover? The choice is as agonizing as the truths it both exposes and tests—putting Cassian and Mishella through their most brutal crucible yet.
USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne loves to focus on high-heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the action-packed Bolt Saga and Honor Bound series, the Shark’s Edge and Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the intertwined Cimarron and Temptation Court series, the Suited for Sin series, and the Lords of Sin historicals, as well as several standalone titles.
Angel is a native Southern Californian, leading to her love of being in the outdoors, where she often reads and writes. She still lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter, to whom she is a proud cosplay/culture con mom. Her passions also include whisky tasting, shoe shopping, and travel.