Review: Viking Fire by Andrea R. Cooper

August 30, 2013 Uncategorized 2

Review: Viking Fire by Andrea R. Cooper

856 CE, Ireland is a land of myth, magic, and blood. Viking raiders have fought the Irish for over half a century. Rival Irish clans promise only betrayal and carnage.

Kaireen, daughter of Laird Liannon, is suddenly forced into an arranged marriage with her sworn enemy, a Viking. She refuses to submit. With no mention of love, only land and the protection of her clan, she endeavors to get her betrothed banished from her country. Will love find its way around her stubborn heart?

Bram, the Viking, finds himself without future or inheritance as a younger son in his family. A marriage to the Laird’s daughter would grant him land if he swears fidelity and if his men will fight along with the Liannons against any foe—Irish or Viking. However, the Laird’s feisty daughter only holds animosity for him and his kind. Is marriage worth the battle scars of such a relentless opponent?

With the blame for a rival laird’s death treacherously set against the Liannons, Kaireen and Bram must find a way to lay aside their differences as an unforeseen darkness sends death snapping at their heels.

Title: Viking Fire
Author: Andrea R. Cooper
Published by Crimson Romance
Source: Publisher
Published: July 29th 2013
Genres: Historical Romace
Pages: 172
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Stars: four-stars

So – I was expecting something unique and different, and I certainly got it with this book! Ireland of long ago: green, dotted with castles and battles for territory is beautifully detailed and recreated for the reader by Andrea R. Cooper, and the added bonus of this sweetly plotted romance certainly kept it interesting.

Kaireen is the daughter of the Laird, and soon to be married against her desires to a Viking which will ensure the clan’s stability.  While Kaireen is not a happy camper with the situation, her bold and often brash sense of entitlement and ornery streak keep her determined to not find anything remotely intriguing about the man.  Then Bram appears: tall, blonde, sexy, smart and determined to have her begging for his companionship and touch.

When the Liannon clan is threatened and the future of the clan, and even Bram and Kaireen’s future is endangered: she begins to see the wisdom in her father’s choice.  Soon the two are bantering their way into a happy ending, with smiles all around.

Cooper has penned a wonderfully fun, fast-paced and well-conceived story that manages to present a new historic hero for readers to appreciate.  With clever dialogue, intrigue and just enough danger to feel possible and natural for the time, this story was a delightful escape and is sure to please readers who like a little ‘what if’ with their romance.

Kallysten

               

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