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 used to be guaranteed to convey Ilisa hassle. in any case, she knew good of the savagery of the Vikings—she had skilled it first-hand. yet her center wouldn't enable her to desert a person in want. regrettably, nursing him again to future health rouses part of her she didn’t recognize existed and shortly she’s the only in desire. Alrek’s good conscious of his personal desire while 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 means he can—but now not within the method he longs to the main. He needs to turn out now not all Vikings are a similar. yet his personal savage earlier threatens to break any growth he makes and her humans quickly make it transparent he'll by no means be permitted. Can they bridge the distance among cultures or will their differences—and the hazards they bring—forever continue them aside? content material caution: includes a few grownup scenes. A novella size tale: nearly 30000 phrases. **
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Here," he said, "you may wear it. " With a gentle motion, he brushed her hair off of her nape, gathering it across her shoulder. She was aware of his warm breath fanning against her cheek, then her neck, as he bent to fasten it. He had an earthy scent too, ironically enough, one that she hadn't noticed back at her apartment. "There," he said when he was finished. He gave a satisfied sound of approval as he studied her. " Staring down at the gleaming rock, she dared to touch it. This time, though it was warm, it did not burn.
This desire to cycle with her… it felt familiar, as if she were part of this ancient urge fanning to life inside of him. With a growl of dismay, he shook that thought aside. Humans knew nothing of Refarian mating calls. But then a fleeting image imprinted in his mind—her pale, freckled hand touching his royal emblem. Impossible! He had never shown a human his brand, and only a trusted few Refarians had ever seen it at all. Certainly no one had ever touched it. Perhaps it was just the aftereffects of Thea's seduction attempt, he told himself uneasily, rising to his feet.
Then, slowly, he dared to lift his eyes until they met hers in the darkness. " "Commander," Thea announced tightly, avoiding Kelsey altogether as she clasped his forearm the moment he entered the cabin. " "In the morning," he said, shaking off her grasp. His cousin and her expected tirade would have to wait. At the moment, Jared reflected, the idiot king had but one objective in mind: bringing Kelsey into camp and introducing her; then, perhaps, taking her down to his quarters for a nightcap— that is, if he couldn't shake some sense into his bond-impaired mind.
Alrek by Samantha Holt