Leisure, Oct 2004, 6.99, 384 pp.
In San Diego SEAL Ensign Torolf Magnussen is injured saving his mates from what could have been a deadly incident. Physician Lieutenant Alison MacLean treats Torlf, who is given a month off to heal from his injuries.
Meanwhile back in 1010 Jutland, Torolf's bored brother Ragnor almost drowns during a raid. However instead of dying, he arrives in the middle of a watery training exercise that his brother was forced to skip due to the injuries.
Everyone assumes that Ragnor is Torolf although no one can figure out how he healed so fast. However, when Ragnor sees Alison for the first time, he knows she is perfect for him although her brother Ian is the pain in charge of his training. Alison cannot believe that this SEAL desires her and is willing to take the wrath of her protective older brother to make her his mate.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner