A Touch of Fire Author:Julie Moffett THE UNTESTED DAMSEL — Betrothed to an arrogant noble who had paid for the pleasure, Hanna Quinn despaired of ever knowing gentleness at any man's hand. But on her wedding day, a darkly dangerous soldier spirited Hanna to safety and, with one stroke of his powerful blade, changed her life forever. — THE SEASONED WARRIOR — Stefan had fought in co... more »untless battles, yet his weapons proved worthless against the longing that Hanna's innocence roused in him. He had only wanted to use her as a pawn in a game of revenge. Instead, the virginal beauty sheathed his double-edged hatred and drew from Stefan a love that proved mightier than the sword.« less
I LOVE this book! It's one of my 'keepers'. The first (and in my opinion best) book by Julie Moffet, it is set in Elizabethan era England and Poland and starts off with Hannah Quinn being revenge- kidnapped by Stefan Tarnowski minutes before she is to be married to an abuseful, nasty lord. Although he has technically saved her from a doomed marriage, she is still furious at him. But as time goes by as his captive, and the war with Sweden looms, they find their attraction for each other more difficult to ignore. This story has plenty of twists and turns with strong characters and a good plot.