Adding a few more into the NetGalley November Challenge…
These are updated re-releases of a previous series by Sandra Hill, and while I found the book fast paced and fun, there were moments where the retro feel of the humor was the most apparent element in the story. That being said, I like the occasional retro-feeling old school romance, and that made this book the perfect fit for me at this moment.
A bit more focused on the sweet romance, with only a tiny bit of steam that was incredibly well placed, the insets of bad poetry from Boithor, the cleverness and spunk of Medana and her take no prisoner attitude toward leadership and the jealous flare up from Thork just kept the story moving forward with moments to laugh at, and some cheesy humor.
Now, while there is a familiar feel to this story, it didn’t make it less enjoyable for an afternoon’s escape. I wanted an escape into a historical romance that wouldn’t challenge and still bring a happy ending, and that is exactly what this book provides. As the 11th in a series, it does work as a stand-alone, with a few characters checking in to update readers of the series but there were not gaps in understanding for newcomers.
Title: The Pirate Bride
Author: Sandra Hill
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Publisher Via Edelweiss
Audio Length: 9 Hours: 29 minutes
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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.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.