(From the publisher):
Valentine St. Leger is a healer with a wounded heart. Born with the amazing gift to eliminate the suffering of others by taking their pain into his own body, Val's gentle hands cannot change a tormenting truth: he will never marry. According to history, should he defy his destiny and wed, his unfortunate bride would be doomed to an early death. Though he aches for the one woman who knows all his secrets, he cannot return her passion. Until a night of magic transforms Val into a different man, a man with desires he can no longer resist.
Kate Fitzleger has loved Val almost her entire life and is not about to let a foolish superstition ruin her chance for happiness. Venturing into a forbidden room of the St. Leger castle to steal an ancient book of sorcery, she desperately hopes to find a powerful love potion. On All Hallow's Eve, when the spirits of good and evil mingle upon the earth, Kate tempts fate with an unholy spell that goes awry.
When Val awakens, he has no memory of the bizarre events that have changed him - the visit from an old enemy or the return of a lost heirloom that has altered his soul. All he knows is that life is for the living... and his fair Kate is ripe for seduction. He will tempt heaven and hell to have her - even if it means he could lose her forever.
Original title: Midnight Bride
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Historical