Is it possible to be happy without sacrificing duty?
As much as Callie cares about the village where she lives, the past few years have seemed more like being trapped in a loop. She had always wanted to travel, but in Sumaria, only the top echelons get to choose their paths in life. She wants more, but as the only village apothecary, she can’t forsake the people she has grown to love. Not until circumstance forces her to flee.
Caden has spent nearly two decades protecting Callie from the shadows. His guilt at never being able to act without emotion result in his putting Callie’s happiness over his duty. When faced with the inevitable, he finally reveals himself. Willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to help her escape, Caden isn’t ready for her final decision.
When the time comes, will they realize that obligation doesn’t exclude happiness?