Penelope's quest for a quiet, simple life is anything but quiet or simple
Much to the dismay of her parents, Penelope Savage's greatest desire is to retire to a cottage and spend her days researching magical history. *Without* the nuisance of a husband. But when she discovers a map leading to the legendary Ring of Illyra, her well-laid plans begin to crumble. She is attacked by a gang of demons bent on gaining possession of the map, for whoever possesses the Ring will have control over the four energies or Gora. Penelope is a damsel. She is most definitely in distress. But the last thing she's looking for is a knight to come muck up her life.
Anthony Forsythe never expected to stumble across four demons on his way to the Opera. But after rescuing the young woman they are attempting to kidnap, he realizes that the demons are only the beginning of his troubles. Now he must protect the map as well as the opinionated bluestocking who guards its secrets. He strives to remain detached from the lovely Miss Savage, but the more time he spends with her, the more difficult it is to resist her charms.