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Kristen Haardrad, daughter of a viking merchant, sneaks away on her brother's boat in search of love and adventure. Disguised as a boy, Kristen tries to aid her brother and their friends as they get caught on a raid and is captured by Royce of Wyndhurst. Soon, after making Kristen a slave along with her viking companions, Royce discovers that Kristen is a woman and assumes she is their whore. Kristen recognizes that Royce is the man for her and sets out to seduce him in hopes that he will fall in love with her. Royce, greatly wronged by Vikings in the past, tries to resist Kristen who is his enemy, but gives in, and they soon fall in love.
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The review of this Book prepared by Nicole Trammel

Kristen Haardrad was looking for one last adventure with her brother Selig. However, nothing prepared her for the fact that they are going Viking. As soon as they landed, they were attacked then captured. Saddened by the death of her brother, Kristen disguised as a boy to avoid rape. However, when Lord Royce entered the scene. It was love at first sight, or at least for her. She couldn't help the mixed feelings that she had for him. She longed to escape this land of strangers, yet her feelings for Royce held her back from her freedom.
Lord Royce of Wyndhurst was attracted to the Viking beauty. However, his memories of the past held him back from his attractions toward her. However, her family is not ready to lose her to this Saxon man, they will fight for her freedom. Will Royce lose his head and his heartmate in this battle against a family of strong Vikings that are out for blood?
The review of this Book prepared by Kelly

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Vikings/norse era Abusive:    -   treated like a slave Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes Captor, in love with    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   she chases after him    -   they alternate Who's in charge?    -   he is Abusive lover?    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   confident    -   blissful    -   sensitive Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   wealthy Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   obedient    -   blissful Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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