When Scottish chieftain and sole shipwreck survivor George Grant awoke on the ice-crusted shore of a strange land, he knew his mission: return home in time to wed the dainty bride his king had chosen. But that was before he met his captor, a giant, blue-eyed Viking hellion whose price for freedom was a temporary marriage -- to her!
Rika was as cold and hard as the hammered metal covering her wrists. Yet the blush of her cheeks belied her frosty facade. She needed the seasoned warrior to secure her bride price, for it would buy her brother's prison release and free her from an abusive fiance. How could she know that George's fiery passion would melt her frozen heart?
Harlequin Historical #549, February, 2001.