For many years, Ragnor had treated Æsa like a harlot. With his death, Gustaf had taken her as his own, his equal and had promised that she would be his. He would not share her with any other men. In return, she had promised to take no one but him into her bed. She had even given him a pet name; her temperate warrior. Although he felt that he was anything but that, her use of it warmed him. She had dreamed of his return and was ecstatic to see him once more.
But before they can rest and continue with their trip, Gustaf and his men realize that they are being watched. Someone from Æsa’s past wants her and the information she holds, but this is the last person she would suspect since, despite reports to the contrary, he has already escaped death once. When danger strikes, will Gustaf be able to keep the woman he loves safe, or is he doomed to heartache?
An action-packed tale, THE TEMPERATE WARRIOR, the first book in gifted author Renee Vincent’s WARRIOR SAGAS, is a witty, sensual historical romance. I could not put it down, staying up late into the night to finish it. However, the lack of sleep was worth it. Although he is a strong warrior, Gustaf also has his tender side and helps Æsa understand her value as a woman, the one he loves. Brimming with humor, passion, complex and compelling characters, an intriguing plot, witty repartee, suspense, danger, tender romance and a one-of-a-kind love, this beautifully written story is delicious. A definite keeper! As readers of her previous books can attest, Ms. Vincent writes wonderful stories that stay in your memory long after the book is closed. I enjoyed THE TEMPERATE WARRIOR immensely and recommend it highly to anyone looking for a great story with plenty of heat, humor and heartfelt emotion. Do not miss it!