Beautiful Kristen Haardrad longs for adventure and the chance to find a husband. She steals away on her brother's ship and hides in the cargo only to find her a part of a raid gone wrong, when they were captured by the men of Royce of Wyndhurst, a powerful Saxon lord. When Kristen's disguise was uncovered, Royce orders her to work in his hall. Just like her mother, Kristen refuses to accept that she's a slave, which angers Royce. To add more trouble, both become besotted with each other.
Kristen is one of the strongest heroines you will come across. She is brazen, willful and completely unafraid to go after what she wants. Royce is handsome, hot-tempered and commanding. Once Kristen set her eyes on him, you know that you're in for some pretty spicy romance.
Another plus to the story is the involvement of Kristen's family members and friends. We read a brief recap of Garrick and Brenna's love story and reaffirmation of the continuing passion in their relationship. And we are introduced to a whole lot of sexy Viking men who will make you laugh. I mean, how often do you read about magnificent Vikings with god-like looks who have been captured, chained and what not, and yet still manage to retain their sense of humor? Every scene with them and Kristen's family is guaranteed to entertain you.
Lindsey at her best........Hot!
Captured Viking slave woman vs. irresistible Saxon Lord circa 873AD
The author captured that stubborn Norwegian personna perfectly - & I should know; I'm Norwegian.
Viking romance. Goes well with Surrender My Love (same family)
Great Lindsey read, in Viking line.
Nice Viking historical. Not as original as some of her other books, but a good read all the same.
a dreamspinner extraordinaire
this is another great book from Johanna Linsdey with parts to make you cry, laugh, and feel good while you go about your day
This book was the first I had ever read by this author. I was immensely impressed since it was a library sale item purchased on a whim. The characters involved captured my interest and propelled me to more of Ms. Lindsey writings. This book is a definite read...One that I have re-read several times and will read again.
The main characters are drawn to each other by a passion that can not be denied. A woman tall enough, strong enough and desirable enough that the male lead is in want of her companionship...this is no simpering female but one who can hold her own against any woman or man. A fighter to the core she finds she wants her captor to be hers not only in bed but in his heart....
One of my "Keepers" that i'm finally letting go of.
Heats Aflame, Kristen Haardrad met the icy fury in her captor's crystal-green gaze with defiance. She was the prisoner of Royce of Wyndhurst, but his slave she'd never be. This powerful Saxon loard had at last met his match in the Viking beauty--his equal in pride in strengh..and in the fierce, hot hunger of insatiable desire.
Beautiful and defiant, Kristen Haardrad meets the hot, longing gaze of Royce, Thane of Wyndhurst, with icy fury -- vowing never to be enslaved by the powerful Saxon lord who holds her captive.
She is his enemy and his prize -- a wild and lusty hellion to be tamed by her dashing conqueror's kiss. But through maddened with desire for the golden-haired Viking temptress, noble Royce, in conscience, cannot force his exquisite prisoner to submit. For only Kristen's willing surrender can quench the blistering fires that sear his tormented soul -- and heal a heart consumed by passion with a soothing balm of rapturous, unconditional love.