Princess Drifa of Stoneheim has a passion for flowers, and for an irksome, too-tempting Viking warrior. She is off to Byzantium where she plans to study the Imperial Gardens--and figure out a way to cultivate the heart of an incredibly stubborn man. Sidroc Guntersson is in the Emperor’s elite Varangian Guard. He cannot believe Drifa dares to come near him again; after all, she once attempted to kill him after their very brief betrothal. But when Drifa gets in trouble in the Golden City, Sidroc is the only one who can save her. The question remains: is Drifa willing to pay the sensual price? Or will Sidroc be trapped in his own erotic game?