The first book in bestselling author Jianne Carlo’s beloved Viking Warriors series is back, expanded and updated!
Torsten, Jarl of Stjórardalr also known as the Northern Bear, glimpses Ainslin of Cumbria, a recent widow with two sons, and immediately covets her for his wife. He outmaneuvers his rival, Ainslin’s neighbor Earl Sigrid, and receives the king’s blessing to marry her.
Ainslin fears Torsten’s reaction when he discovers she’s a virgin. How to explain both her maidenhead and twin sons? She leaves Mercia to marry Torsten and live in Norway to keep her boys safe.
Ainslin’s worst nightmares are realized when her former neighbor – Earl Sigrid – arrives in Norway for King Canute’s coronation. Sigrid cannot discover the dark secret she keeps, a secret that could destroy her marriage.
What does Sigrid suspect?
Will Torsten cast Ainslin and the boys aside when he discovers the truth?
Customer ReviewsSee All
Hard to start, but worth it.
I had a hard time getting used to the wording and verbiage in the beginning of the book. That quickly faded as I was caught up in the story and characters. I absolutely loved the way the story came together. Unusual twists and turns kept this from being a run of the mill historical romance. Decidedly steamy and sexy, but without sacrificing the plot.
The Bear and the Bride
Less eroticism and more story line would have made for a better read.