Love Spell, Oct 2004, 5.99, 307 pp.
In Eire, Ardal is a member of the king's elite patrol who is very competitive. He especially enjoys defeating his cousin Bryan who he considers a loser because the latter has compassion for people and animals like his horse. Ardal's ultimate victory will occur when he becomes the King after the current monarch Nessan dies.
At the Lughnassa Fair, Bryan is attracted to Niamh and her to him. However, he only offers a fourteen day mating as his Lughnassa sister, but she wants all or nothing. Meanwhile, Ardal sees Niamh as a trophy to be won when he out mans his cousin. Still Niamh informs her suitors that they must answer her riddle of what three things do women want if they desire her.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner