When Aurelia’s mother dies, the servants and slaves try to raise the daughter of the Imperial Legate, but she is too unruly, too stubborn, and too undisciplined. In a fit of frustration, the Imperial Legate brings his daughter to live in the military camp with his soldiers.
Aurelia grows up into a strong an willful woman under the watchful eye of her bodyguard, handpicked by the Legate. Marcus is her protector, her confidante, and her friend. He’s also her first love, and she plans on making him her first lover as well.
But Marcus makes it clear to Aurelia that everything will be according to his terms. She willing accepts his demands, though she doesn’t always obey him. Even though the consequences of disobedience may be punishing, Aurelia wouldn’t change a thing.