’Tis unfortunate that Njal The Peacemaker meets his bride-to-be dressed in breeches, flaunting a crossbow, and covered in boar’s blood. What he needs is a woman skilled with words, a woman with exquisite manners, a cunning woman capable of maneuvering the political intrigue of a king’s court. Not a rough country lass who hunts and whose skill at a crossbow rivals his.
Bettina wants a man who can thwart her step-uncle’s theft of Castle Arbroath’s treasures. A Viking warrior who’ll strike the fear of God into her enemies. Not a man who values words and peace over all.
Neither Njal nor Bettina expects the incendiary heat of their passionate coupling. What will win out, words or actions? Can a peacemaker tame a warrior bride?