By Samantha Holt
For years the Vikings had raided their lands and killed her humans. Now the enemy lay in her bed… Rescuing a Viking pirate from the sea after his send wrecked at the seashores of Pictland was once absolute to convey Ilisa hassle. in the end, she knew good of the savagery of the Vikings—she had skilled it first-hand. yet her middle wouldn't permit her to desert a person in desire. regrettably, nursing him again to healthiness rouses part of her she didn’t recognize existed and shortly she’s the single in want. Alrek’s good conscious of his personal want whilst he awakens during this attractive Pict’s domestic. together with his plans to enterprise to new lands on carry, he resolves to thank Ilisa for her assist in any approach he can—but no longer within the method he longs to the main. He needs to end up no longer all Vikings are an analogous. yet his personal savage previous threatens to damage any growth he makes and her humans quickly make it transparent he'll by no means be permitted. Can they bridge the space among cultures or will their differences—and the risks they bring—forever hold them aside? content material caution: includes a few grownup scenes. A novella size tale: nearly 30000 phrases. **
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