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The Viking's Touch (Victorious Vikings #2)

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  104 ratings  ·  18 reviews
His old life shattered, Wulfgar Ragnarsson lives only for the moment, cheating death and growing rich as a legendary mercenary. His heart may be frozen, but his desire burns hot for courageous widow Lady Anwyn, who needs his protection....

For the safety of her son, Anwyn will risk everything. Even giving herself to a Viking warrior who teaches her not all men are monsters

Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Historical #1079, 288 pages
Published February 21st 2012 by Harlequin (first published September 1st 2011)
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Jul 30, 2015 Carmen rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: NO ONE
This book was very disappointing.

It's got a great set-up.

He's a Viking who's lost his wife and 3-year-old son to fever. He's vowed never to fall in love again. He's turned into a mercenary who lives a rather nomadic lifestyle. She's a feisty widow who's dead husband was very abusive to her and her now 5-year-old son. As a widow and a Lady with money and land, she's vulnerable to men who want her and her possessions. (The heroine is not a virgin! Extra points to the book!)

I'm reading, I'm likin
Katrina Passick Lumsden
I'm kind of torn on this one. In some aspects it was enjoyable, but the areas where it lacked did so in such a glaring way that it marred said enjoyment to a significant degree. The romance was lackluster, any action negligible, and the fact that they spared the life of the villain repeatedly only to have him keep trying to stab them both in the back.... No. I'm sorry, no. Any Viking dumb enough to spare the life of a duplicitous scumbag like that will eventually get run through.

This could have
This was no great romance. In trying not to sound too cliche.... this book talked to much!!! Too many words, not enough action! This is suppose to be a Viking world, yet the battles were humdrum! Good grief! The sexual tension between the two leads was good at first, but their love was described so lackluster... "He made love to her and afterwards he watched her sleep..." Oh my heck! You go through more than half the book already knowing that the two of them hook up and that is all you get!! Som ...more
After the deaths of his wife and son due to an epidemic that swept through his lands, Wulfgar and his men have spent the last six years as mercenaries. Wulfgar feels guilty that he had spent so much time away from his family and swears that he will never get emotionally close to anyone again.

Anwyn lost her husband a few months ago and rejoices in it. He had been a brutal man who enjoyed inflicting pain on her. She has no intention of marrying again, but the neighboring lord, Ingevar, has designs
The Viking's Touch appears to be a sequel to an earlier book by the same author, but it can be read as a standalone novel - I know because I hadn't read the previous story!

My usual historical romances tend to tend to be set mainly in the Regency period, so this was a bit of a change for me. It took a little while to get into, but overall I thought it was a good story with strongly drawn characters. A bit more violent and bloodthirsty than your average Regency, I have to admit, but as a change I
I was relieved when I finally finished this book. I don't know why it was called "The Viking's Touch." Yes, he was a Viking, but that's the only Scandinavian thing about this book. It doesn't even take place in Norway, but the British Isles, I believe. So that was a huge letdown for me.

But that's beside the point. My main problem with this book is that it reads like a manual. The author doesn't let us figure out the characters' emotions for ourselves... she constantly has to tell us, "His face s
L.A. Miller
This book was an amazing read. The sequel to “The Viking’s Defiant Bride” takes place nearly 28 years later and follows Elgiva and Wolfrum’s son Wulfgar. Having lost his young wife and son to the fever he sets about his quest to challenge death, hoping it will take his life and end his suffering. But the gods have other ideas and for seven years he and his fellow warriors amass enough wealth they can finally settle down. Just one more battle for Rollo and they will be done. However, when their s ...more
Measie Elizabeth
Need a smokin' Viking not afraid to show some brutalism and getting what he wants? This story is for you! Want a heroin that matches the hero in every way? Nope...go elsewhere for that! Anwyn was drab to me...I dunno what…...jk.…..She was totally drone! She bored me to watching paint dry…But anyhow, it was a good read…
A nice example of the genre, but it left me feeling a bit "meh."
After the death of her first husband Lady Anwyn should be free to live her life as she chooses but in a time where women had no power over their own future she is at risk from the men who want to take her land from her. Wulfgar is a warrior who travels the world with his mercenary crew taking risks with his life as long as there is a profit involved. He meets Anwyn when his ship stops on her land to make repairs and she asks him to help protect her land from her enemies. They agree to a marriage ...more
Sarah Delgado
Enjoyed reading a historical fiction by an author who actually knows their history.
Bei personaggi, ben delineati.... anche la storia ha un suo perché.... quello che manca il mordente della passione, sarà che sono abituata a scene più esplice ma così é come togliere sale alla storia....
I have fallen in love with Joanna Fulford's writing! This was the first of her books that I have read, and it was amazing! I must find and read more from her! Thanks so much Joanna!!
Maggie Spry
I really felt like this book really dragged on in spots. There was also alot of modern slang as oppossed to old world language. But over all, it was a decent read.
Roslyn Ross
Delightful. Though I think that my definition of "historically accurate" is a little different from the author's.
Very good. I loved the dynamic of the characters
Love this time period so much.
Made me cry.
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Joanna Fulford has been a full-time writer for a number of years now. Always an enthusiastic scribbler, she found that the urge to write only became stronger with time. In the end she decided to take a chance and quit the day job to find out if she could achieve success as an author. However, she couldn't have done it without her husband's unstinting support. Fortunately the gamble paid off. It ha ...more
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