Leisure, Apr 2002, 5.99, 364 pp.
Viking warrior Tyra is bigger than most men and can outfight many too. In fact she acts more manly than most males do. However, when her father in injured, Tyra vows to return home with the best healer available.
She and her men visit physician Adam the Healer, but he insists he is retired and refuses to accompany Tyra back to her father. As he watches her men take bets making her an overwhelming favorite, Tyra knocks Adam out, tosses him on her shoulder, and leaves. To his chagrin, Adam is very attracted to the amazon though he would prefer to bar her scratching habits. He agrees to try to save the life of her father if she sleeps with him. Her sisters notice the lure between Adam and Tyra and play matchmaker hoping to marry off their older sister so they can find spouses too. Her men want a gentler Viking leader hem into battle help. However, Tyra has other plans leaving a frustrated suitor to heal his own heart as he fails at his quest of becoming the warrior's spouse.
Sandra Hill, known for her Viking tales, provides a gender bender novel starring a literally strong warrior heroine though her beloved is bigger and taller; as audacious as this might sound for romance novels, this seems wrong for this plot. The story line is action packed and loaded with the customary humor expected from Ms. Hill with the secondary characters furbishing much of the amusement with their desperate measures to make Tyra a wife. Fans of Viking tales will relish the uniqueness of MY FAIR VIKING.
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner