Born with a scar seen as undesirable, Erica Corr thought she might never get married. That is, until she is betrothed to the ruthless emperor Carl Lakin as a noble consort. With several of his previous consorts having turned up dead, it is predicted that the sweet, gentle Erica won’t last very long. However, she discovers that beneath Carl’s twisted exterior lies a surprisingly soft side and some scars of his own. But is Erica strong enough to heal this tyrant? Or will she be his latest victim?