Published by Harlequin Historical on December 27, 2022
Genres: Adult Historical Romance
Her forbidden love is back to claim her!
Once Lady Rebekah shared a life changing night with stable hand Raeden but he disappeared the morning after. Now she’s consort to a cruel Saxon Lord, and when Northmen lay siege to Ryestone Keep, Rebekah’s shocked to see Raeden leading the charge! This Viking warrior is not the man she remembers, yet she finds herself drawn to him again. Taken as his hostage, Rebekah must decide: can she trust him with her life…and her dangerous secret?
Saxons v Vikings. Falling for the enemy…
The Anglo-Saxons arrived in England as small invading groups – much like the Vikings! Were these clans really so different? This sparked an idea for a story… that both sides could be both good and evil.
Set in the 9th century, in One Night With Her Viking Warrior, a young Saxon girl’s parents are killed at the hands of Danish raiders. Rebekah becomes the ward of her powerful uncle Cynerik. Alone at the fortress of Ryestone Keep in England, Rebekah’s only pleasure is riding, until she falls in love with a stable boy, regardless of his lack of status. However, her uncle wishes her to marry his son, Atol, a cold and corrupt young man. Envious of Rebekah’s relationship with Rædan, Atol seizes him and does the unthinkable…
Eight years later, a fleet of Danish ships sails up the river and lays siege to the fortress of Ryestone. The leader of the Northmen is instantly recognisable to Rebekah even though he is much changed. But how can he be a Viking? He stands for everything she despises!
Rædan is back for revenge on those who destroyed his life. Seeing Rebekah at his enemy’s side, and with a daughter too, his anger – and attraction – burns. The Saxons offer the Vikings gold and silver to leave their lands, but Rædan demands something much more valuable – one night with Lady Rebekah…
I loved creating these characters and amid such conflict. Imagine thinking your people are the innocent ones and have been wronged by the other side – and then find yourself falling for your enemy. Despite all they have endured, and being on opposing sides, Rebekah and Rædan care deeply for one another and deserve that chance of finding their happy ever after. I hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
About the Author
Sarah Rodi has always been a hopeless romantic. She grew up watching old, romantic movies recommended by her grandad, or devouring love stories from the local library. Sarah lives in the village of Cookham in Berkshire, where she enjoys walking along the River Thames with her husband, her two daughters and their dog. She has been a magazine journalist for over 20 years, but it has been her lifelong dream to write romance for Mills & Boon. Sarah believes everyone deserves to find their happy ever after.
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Looks like a fun one!