Tansy St. Clair enjoys a special place at the court of Radcliffe Manor because her father, the court alchemist, is thought to be close to discovering the formula for the elixir of life, as well as unlocking the secret of turning base metal into gold. Sir Preston, one of Radcliffe’s knights, is seeking a wife. Three jealous ladies have their sights on him, but he only has eyes for Tansy.
Preston plots an evil scheme. He convinces Tansy that his enemy, Sir Sterling Trevelyan of rival Maitland Manor, has murdered her brother, who has been missing for months. Tansy is shocked and grief stricken. She agrees to Preston’s plan for revenge. She has no idea that instead of avenging her brother’s death, she would fall madly in love with Sterling, and he with her, although neither will admit it to the other.
Can Tansy undo the harm she has done, or will she be forced to marry Preston? Will she and Sterling be able to overcome the unicorn trap and fulfill their dreams of life together? Tansy must navigate a treacherous path of her own creation to find her way back to the man she loves.