Crown Prince Richard has been stuck in a loveless marriage for 12 years and to make matters worse, that marriage has failed to provide him with any heirs. Although he has a legitimate cause to seek an annulment, his cruel father will not hear of it. After all, he has younger brothers who can inherit his throne if he remains childless.
When his father suddenly dies and Richard is made the new king with absolute power, his first official order is to revive an ancient law that allows the sovereign to take a legal concubine as a second consort if the queen is barren.
But the only woman the King wants is his younger brother’s betrothed, the very beautiful, Lady Astrid. Can his love and devotion to her make up for turning her into the King’s Concubine?