An innocent young woman fighting to survive in a foreign land. A powerful overlord longing to leave his dark past behind. The moment they meet, worlds clash as forbidden love ignites.
Twice a year, Lord Toric demands a selection of young women to compete for a place in his harem. Maya must get through just one more selection and then she can marry the man of her dreams. She should have been safe, but the sudden death of a girl who was meant to enter the Tournament forces Maya into the competition.
Thrown into the fight of her life with no preparation, Maya must shed her innocence and win Lord Toric’s favor. And there is only one winner in the competition. The losers will be sacrificed. As Maya clings to survival, Lord Toric is inexplicably drawn to her and she’s unexpectedly falling in love with the powerful overlord. Will she survive the first round, or will she pay the ultimate price for her inexperience?