A match made in hell... Stubborn and Defiant Hardened by a lost love before, battle-scarred Rourke Thorsson accepts his fate...he must take to wife the sister of his dead betrothed. But the fiery Saxon hellion has t accepted hers and fights him every inch of the way. She possessed an unbreakable spirit ne the likes of which he'd ever encountered and Rourke is determined to bend her to his rule matter what it takes Fearless With her sister w dead, strong- willed Lady Alexa is forced to wed in her stead to one of the most feared men in Northern England... the Dark Axe. The Norman warlord demands her total surrender and bounds her to him in more ways than one. And she vows to kill him before giving herself over to the unbridled passion he ignites within her. Yet when haunting secrets unfold and old enemies return to exact their pound of flesh, Alexa's heart is tested and she is t sure if it's strong eugh to save them.