Stuntwoman Rita Sawyer is recruited by the Navy SEALs. When a sea operation goes wrong, she awakens still dressed in her wetsuit in a wooden cage surrounded by Vikings.
Lord Steven of Norstead has been in a deep depression since his brother’s disappearance. When his shipmates find an unconscious Rita on the rocks they believe she is a sea monster. After she proves she is woman, Steven puts her under his protection. Over the following weeks they begin to understand each other’s cultures and behaviors. As their mutual attraction heats up, Steven realizes he wants her as his wife. Rita and Steven’s sense of humor and respect is never more evident than after their post-nuptial traditional gift exchange, which proves love conquers all. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Oct., 304 pp., $7.99)