Back Blurb :
” I still don’t know who I am. . .What if I am an enemy?”
Injured in battle, Magnus awakens with no memory of who he is. Knowing he is in danger, he flees. . .only to encounter a Saxon maiden in peril.
Aisly hates the Danes who invaded her land and killed her husband. Yet, when a mysterious wounded warrior saves her life, she cannot turn her back on him. As Aisly tends to Magnus’s injuries, desire surges between them. But when Magnus’s true identity is revealed, she’s thrown into turmoil – she has invited her enemy into her bed!
My View :
First review of 2017 and I am starting off the new year with a doozy, This is such a heart warming and sometimes heart wrenching book that shows just how difficult, yet rewarding love can be even between so-called enemies.
Viking warrior Magnus is seriously injured while in battle, he has extensive and life threatening wound’s and when he is conscious he doesn’t even know who he is. All he knows is that someone is out there in those wood’s trying to do him harm. Along comes beautiful and kind Aisly who after being saved by Magnus – takes him back to her Saxon settlement to care for him. With her intelligence and persistence, Magnus soon recovers from his physical injuries and start’s falling in love with the gentle Aisly. The more he recovers the more he start’s getting glimpses of the man he is – unfortunately for both him and Aisly he start’s to realise that he may well be his loves enemy.
” They won’t let you back through the gate.”
His lips twitched in the beginnings of a smile, “Neither gate nor wall can keep me from you.”
Her foolish heart began to beat faster. She wanted to believe it was fear, but she couldn’t lie to herself. It beat with excitement. . .
Magnus is a fabulous character, he just eat’s up every page that he is on, he is a large and powerful man but not just in his physique, he just oozes power and influence, a true leader and he has a rakish arrogance that we love in our heroes. He really is a force to be reckoned with. Even at his most vulnerable when he is in and out of conscious and plagued with fever and infection due to his injuries he is still a captivating and provoking man. Magnus is intelligent, caring, extremely protective and has a will of iron, nothing get’s in his way of what he want’s. He is a warrior to the core.
Small unassuming, brave Aisly is the perfect partner for the large, powerful Viking. She may think that she hates his kind but how on earth can she not fall in love with the magnificent Magnus? Poor Aisly has had a hard life she was orphaned at a young age, became the ward/ servant of the powerful lord of their settlement only to be married off to a bully and brute of a man. She was widowed very young, had all her belongings taken from her and now she is at the mercy of her lecherous father in law. But even though all of her hardship and what she has suffered at the hands of not only her husband but his father she is still such a strong individual. She is so courageous and as proven with how she helped Magnus she has like him has a kind heart and iron will.
“Not all men treat you so harshly. some men would count themselves lucky to have you as a wife and do anything to keep you happy”.
Giving him a wry smile, she asked “And how would you know? You can’t even remember your own name”. . . .
. . .”I know because I am one of those men.”
I really do like In Bed With The Viking Warrior, the story is so charming with a simplistic brilliance that is very hard to find. It is intelligent, well written and very well researched by the author. This is very character driven the relationship between Aisly and Magnus is very, very heated, it is steamy and emotional and so sweet. You feel their happiness and their pain and you are at the edge of seat wondering what will happen to them.
I would highly recommend In Bed With The Viking Warrior, it has everything that we would want from a Historical Romance, great plot, strong and likable character’s. It is sexy and atmospheric and highly enjoyable.
This was an ARC version provided by the author for an honest review, In Bed With The Viking Warrior e-book version is released 1st January 2017.