Review: The Pirate Bride (Viking I #11) by by Sandra Hill

November 22, 2013 Review 0

Review: The Pirate Bride  (Viking I #11) by by Sandra Hill

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.

Title: The Pirate Bride
Author: Sandra Hill
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Christmas in Transylvania, Vampire in Paradise, Even Vampires Get the Blues, The Angel Wore Fangs
Series: Viking I
Published by Avon
Source: Publisher
Published: November 26, 2013
Genres: Historical Romace
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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This story was a little different than what I was expecting. For one it was funny not just once or twice but quite a few times and I was expecting a more serious book. This was number eleven in a series and I had not read any of the other books. However this book does work as a standalone so if it sounds interesting go ahead and read it.

What I liked about the book was the overall plot and the fact that all the pirates were women. It was different and now the same old Pirate or Viking story. I was also pleasantly surprised with the humor contained in the story as some of it had me laughing out loud. The author did a great job building the characters and the world. Also I love Viking stories.

What I did not like was some of the humor was a little corny and it just didn’t all work for me. Of course this is entirely just a preference thing with me and not the author’s fault. I found myself rolling my eyes at times or skimming a few parts in the story. I did wish there was a little more sword/axe play in the story also.

All in all it was a good book even though I would have preferred it to be a little more serious in some parts. Even though it was different than what I was expecting I still recommend reading it.


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