Romance

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Author: 
Joanna Fulford
Series: 
Victorious Vikings
Publisher: 
Harlequin Historical
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Rating: 
6
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9781460320143; 9780373297580

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Astrid and Leif Egilsson meet when he does not kidnap her, get acquainted at a wedding where Leif finds out she is from a prominent family, ward of her uncle now that her father is dead. Said Uncle betroths her to an unsavory fellow, and Astrid decides she'd rather walk on the wild side with Leif than abide by her uncle's wishes. Before this can be arranged, Leif is captured and enslaved by uncle. Hence the Domme cover. Then Leif is freed by his men, but only after getting overworked, seriously pissed off, and easily convinced Astrid was a willing lure to trap him. He then kidnaps Astrid for revenge.

I opened this expecting the old style bodice-ripper. I'm not sure what I found. It was a little hard to get into, but that may be partly due to formatting and other errors in the review copy I was reading. Initially, I was distracted by hopping from his head to her head and back, by Astrid's manic-depressive mood swings, and Leif's sporadic need for anger management, and possible treatment for PTSD. I never really connected with the characters, or lost myself in the story. I have read other books by Joanna Fulford which worked for me, but this one just did not connect the dots.

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Author: 
Mertianna Georgia
Publisher: 
ImaJinn Books
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Rating: 
7
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ASIN: B00B5EGYA0

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Angel of Syn, by Mertianna Georgia is the second is the Synemancer series starring witch Cara Augustine. Ever get in trouble for a mistake you didn’t know you made? Well if you did, it might be easy to sympathize with Cara. It appears she broke a law by making a werewolf her familiar. She didn’t know she broke a law. Unfortunately, the penalty is death. Just call her witch on the run.

What is worse than running from the Portalkind law? It might be deciding between three sexy supernatural males who are determined to make Cara and her emerging powers part of a power couple. Cara has a lovelorn Nephilim who is half angel and half witch. There is a crazy French werewolf, who wants her. His intentions may not be entirely romantic. Add to the trio, a sexy, semi-scary Nightkind who actually wants to marry her. The group follows Cara as she seeks sanctuary in the Garden of Eden, which has its own share of dangers.

This is a three part series as far as book goes. It is highly recommend reading the first book, Syn in the City before reading this one. It explains things like Nephilim, Nightkind and more of what Cara is up too. It is a little bit like walking into a conversation about people you don’t know and the conversation continues without any explanation. Most things can be figured out through context.

Ms. Georgia’s writing is fun and often steamy. It flows well making the story a joy even if everything isn’t clear. If you are looking for a paranormal with attitude and bite, then this is the book for you. Just make sure you read Syn in the City first.