I loved this story, but the hero was a little irritating. Thorne the Relentless spots Fiona the Learned in a pool naked on the Isle of Man after he feels a compulsion to go to the island. Immediately he is enchanted and has to have her. He is scared off but returns a year later after suffering a whole year dreaming about her and obsessing about her until he is sure he is bewitched. He is sent to kill the 'witch' on the Isle of Man. He soon finds he can't kill her, he'd rather stop breathing for he feels completely under her siren spell and must have her.
Fiona is no witch, she is a healer. Since she was small, her friend and teacher Brann, has told her she will be captured by her future soulmate, a Viking, on a raid. She is appalled and aghast. She isn't sure Brann is correct, but when Thorne shows up and takes her to his homeland. She soons realizes she is indeed his soulmate and can't understand how Thorne will accept this since he firmly believes she is a witch and has cast a spell on him.
The history here is excellent and is accurate. You get a real life glimpse into Viking life and how they were. I liked Fiona and Brann, but Thorne quickly got on my nerves. He continuously believes that she is a witch and has cast a spell on him. He also believes EVERYONE else besides Fiona when things happen, even a known murderer and liar. The story kept me turning the pages regardless of how Thorne got on my nerves, lol, Connie Mason is a superb writer and this story is worth the read...