Romantic fiction has a first name: Johanna! For years, the remarkable Johanna Lindsey has created love stories that rank among the most satisfying ever written. Her ability to seamlessly blend charm and wit with steamy passion and tender romance — while casting uniquely memorable characters into bold original plots — is unrivaled. And now, with thirty-seven national bestsellers already to her credit, Lindsey has brought the magic back in a wonderful new novel that proves once again how delightfully well she knows the intricate workings of the human heart.
At first, Brittany Callaghan thinks she’s dreaming. Afer all, she’s not used to seeing blond, nearly seven-feet-tall Nordic gods in her tiny California town. But when the spectacular-looking Viking turns up on her doorstep, Brittany knows her dream man is very real.
Though a stunning, statuesque beauty herself, intelligent and independent Brittany has struggled hard to cam respect in a man’s world. So she is somewhat taken aback when her visitor — whose name is Dalden — informs her that he is, in fact, a barbarian warrior. But Dalden is a long way from home and needs her help — and is willing to pay for it — so if he fancies himself a savage, that’s fine with her. Besides, he’s had Brittany’s blood running red-hot since the first time she saw him, and warrior or no, she’d like to get to know this gorgeous giant a lot better!
But the truth is a very rude awakening for the curvaceous West Coast lady. For Dalden is exactly what he claims to be. Where he comes from, brute strength is the law, men are all-powerful, and their women always obey. As bold and brash as she is beautiful, Brittany isn’t going to be subservient to any man, even one who is everything she ever wanted in a lover, and whose very touch sets her senses afire. If she and her Norse god are ever going to get serious, something is definitely going to have to give.
Still, Dalden is a warrior to the depths of his soulproud, powerful, and brave — a man who will fight fearlessly and relentlessly for what he wants. And now what he wants most of all is Brittany….
A deliciously enchanting and brilliantly imaginative addition to the Lindsey library, Heart of a Warrior is richly overflowing with the humor, surprise, sensuality, emotion — and, of course, unparalleled love — that have become the author’s trademarks. When it comes to fictional affairs of the heart, the extraordinary Johanna Lindsey is truly one of a kind.
Setting: Seaview, USA, present day
Sensuality rating: 8
They say men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but according to perennial New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey, men, especially huge hunks like Dalden Ly-San-Ter, are from the planet Sha-Ka’an, and women, especially strong-minded, statuesque beauties like carpenter Brittany Callaghan, are from right here on Earth! Lindsey’s latest offering is out of this world–literally. Brittany meets the first man she’s ever had to look up to when she sees Dalden at a political rally… like she could avoid noticing a 7-foot tall Hercules clad in form-fitting leather pants. When he disappears without a trace, Brittany is unaccountably put out. But when Dalden just as mysteriously reappears in her apartment the next day, her already piqued interest–and libido–goes into overdrive. Brittany thinks Dalden is just visiting from another country, never guessing that his home is actually in a whole different solar system. Dalden is hunting an unscrupulous enemy who has stolen a shipment of mind-altering weapons, a situation with potentially cataclysmic results. But the virginal Brittany is a distraction Dalden didn’t count on. Add a smart-mouthed computer, the burgeoning passion between the oh-so-different protagonists, and Heart of a Warrior offers a wild romp that only Lindsey could write. Fasten your seat belts and relish the ride! –Alison Trinkle