Hotaru is in need of a wife. Yuki has no intention of marrying, ever.
To get the alliance he desperately needs, Hotaru must make Yuki fall in love with him. It’s not going to be easy.
Hotaru was never meant to inherit the role of clan leader. Unprepared for his new role, and on the brink of war, Hotaru is desperate to find strong allies to help him protect his clan. Yuki’s clan is his last hope for an alliance.
Yuki has never been like other girls. She’s more at home in the forest than in silk and satin. Everyone thinks she’s strange. After her father’s sudden death, her brother is all she has left in the world. Though he would do anything to please her, his chronic illness means he doesn’t have much time left.
Desperate to see her settled before it’s too late, her brother pushes the two together. Yuki isn’t interested. At least she thought she wasn’t.
She swore she’d never fall in love, but Hotaru might be able to get through all her defenses.