Title: Viking Fire
Author: Andrea Cooper
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Publication Date: July 29, 2013
Genre: Historical Romance/Fantasy
Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.
Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:
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.
I liked Viking Fire much better than one of this author’s previous books. Kaireen is a feisty redheaded Irish lass that has a deeply ingrained resentment towards the Vikings from the north. They’ve been known to raid and pillage the land and people with no care for anyone but themselves. She is loath of the idea of marriage in general, let alone to one of them.
Despite her continued rebuttals of his proposal, Bram manages to slowly worm his way into her heart. Through many adverse situations he repeatedly proves he is unlike many of his fellow Northmen. He is a man of honor, and of his word, and will no doubt be a worthy husband.
This book was well written and will easily transport the reader to the ninth century from the outset. The imagery and characters were believable and easy to connect with despite the difference in eras. I would enjoy following Bram and Kaireen and hope there are more books to come in this series.
HEAT Rating: Mild Intimacy with Violence
Reviewed By: Daysie W.
Review Courtesy of: My Book Addiction and More