Series: Viking Series I #11
Genres: Chick Lit, Historical Romance, Romance
Published by Avon Books on November 26, 2013
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A Viking to bed, not to wed!
Medana Elsadottir, known as the Sea Scourge, never planned to become a pirate, but there’s no denying her talent. Her female-only tribe has an island hideaway, food aplenty, goods to trade…everything except the means to breed. That’s where the strapping Norsemen tied up in her ship’s hold comes in handy. Eight godly specimen—and Thork Tykirrson is the most virile of them all. Once their, eh, work is done, they’ll be free to leave. Medana had naught to due with this gods-awful plan, but she wouldn’t mind reaping the benefits.
Wed or bed…this Viking has plans of his own.
Renowned as the wildest Viking of his time, Thork was returning home to regain his father’s favor. Mayhap even (shudder) marry. His brazen—and very beautiful—kidnapper has likely done him a favor in preventing such an irksome fate. That doesn’t mean he’ll let her off easy. No one takes anything from a Viking that he’s not willing to give…not even a violet-eyed vixen who sets off the wildest fantasies.
Sandra has written a very special Dedication at the front of the book. It’s a must read – it’s dedicated to all of her fans. And at the end of the book, she includes a letter to her readers.
Thork Tykirsson used to be a Viking pirate. Medana Elsadottir is also a pirate. Sandra has me laughing with all the antics going on. It reminds me of an old movie I used to watch growing up titled “Buccaneer’s Girl”.
Sandra’s been one of my favorite historical authors for quite a while. And this book is one reason why. She makes learning about the past fun and she also has time to make the reader laugh. I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions between Medana and Thork. You want to keep reading because you want to see who finally comes out on top.
I would have loved to have been there – I bet it would have been twice as funny in person. Our author also included cute little quips at the beginning of each chapter – it has me wondering how hard it was to come up with the perfect one – they just seem to fit so well. You’ll also love Thork’s motley crew – they just seem to be the perfect group of men that you couldn’t picture Thork with anyone else.
Sandra has a way of showing how one moment Medana is showing the reader how strong she is and then how vulnerable she is the next. One sad thing about this book was that I wasn’t ready for this story to be over. I was having such a great time reading Thork and Medana’s story. But the good news is we get our HEA ending. If you read to the very end, our author includes a sneak peek into one of her other series next book titled Kiss of Wrath. (Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds from Romance Reader Enthusiast)