The Temptress by Claire Delacroix
Series: The Bride Quest II, Book 3.
Approx. 119,870 words.
Published on February 12, 2012.
Esmeraude is determined to marry for love - despite her parents' invitation of knights to vie for her hand. She devises a test for those men, and is soon convinced that the knight Bayard is destined to be her lover true. Bayard, however, believes love to be a dangerous whimsy - until Esmeraude claims his heart for her own. Will he risk all he holds dear for the prize of this maiden's heart?