Matthew Wellesbourne has been engaged to Alixandrea Terrington St. Ave for 9 years. They have never met and this is a business/ contract type engagement. Alixandrea Uncle finally makes Matthew come up to agree to marry her immediately. Matthew has been somewhat vocal to his brothers about his upset with marring and when his brother meets Alixandrea at a Pub that she stop at on the way to the Castle tell her so. This does put Matthew and Alixandrea off each other for a little while but their attraction is something they cannot fight. Unknown to Alixandrea her Uncle has set up that once she marries Matthew the men she has brought with her will attack and kill her new husband. This starts their emotional love story.