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Rough and Ready (Viking II, #6) (Viking II #6)

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It takes nothing short of a miracle to catapult Lt. Torolf Magnusson and his team of Navy SEALs back in time to the eleventh-century Norselands. First on the agenda: destroy the evil villain who terrorized his family and a nation.

But when the sexy SEALs find they've landed in the middle of a sanctuary--filled with women--well, hoo-y...more
Mass Market Paperback, 324 pages
Published December 5th 2006 by Berkley Sensation (first published December 2006)
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Quote: "… Her long hair, still wet from the shower, had been combed down her back in a wet swath. Hilda was sitting on the floor, her round, wet boobs still wet from the shower’s water. She dried off the water with a towel, which then became wet.
Hilda gasped when she saw a reflection in her bedroom mirror: through the slightly open door, she caught a glimpse of the chiseled abs and square jaw of the mysterious stranger who shared her cabin. She stood and spun around, her breasts swinging heavily...more
Absolutely awful. This was a gag gift from a friend, because we'd seen the infamous "dick attack" bit. I never read this genre for a reason, so I went in with low expectations. The male characters were all incredibly chauvinistic, the women were merely fleshlights in dresses, and the writing reminded me very much of that of a middle school student's. I know this is supposed to be a trashy, light hearted romp not meant to be taken seriously, but I found nothing to enjoy about this. Two lines in t...more
Mar 27, 2012 Fran marked it as reference
Dear everyone posting/who has read the 'excerpt' from the book (you know the one),

It's not actually from the book. Yes, it's hilarious and well done to whoever wrote it, but I was suspicious so I did a little googling.

From the author herself:
I’m not sure who you people are, but before you mock something, make sure you know what you’re talking about. That “excerpt” that was presumably taken from my book is in fact NOT an excerpt. Check page 222 of ROUGH AND READY and you will see that someone is...more
I too read this book as a joke for a "crappy book club" my friends and I started, we had read the "Dick Attack" passage and laughed until we cried so this seemed like a great candidate. This book was beyond "crappy", I have never read anything in the romance novel genre before but it was hard to believe that any woman would right such a sexist book. Believe me, I am no feminist, but chauvinist doesn't even begin to describe the main character. The main character and his Navy SEAL buddies proceed...more
♡Karlyn P♡
I love Sandra Hill books as they are always funny, steamy and most often includes a romance that is surprisingly real despite the far-fetched plot of her books. Rough and Ready is a great example of her writing at its best. I described this book to my husband as a mans fantasy sex story written from a comedy point of view, and a romance tossed in that melts the heart (as well as the bones!) This story was laugh-out-loud funny, very hot (OMG steaming fun scenes!), and it had a lot of heart. I was...more
Jun 01, 2011 M A rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Another great book in the crazy viking world that Hill has set up. Torolf has done something his family before his couldn't, he finds a way back to the time he left. Hid goal for going back, to kill the man that terrorized his sister and all the people that lived in the land he left behind. The crazy thing that happens when he goes back is that some of his SEAL buddies go with him. They think he is putting on a joke, but as time passes they realize just what is going on. Torolf is surprised by a...more
Aug 28, 2008 Phyllis rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
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Torolf Magnusson was not amused. Talking to his sister Kirstin, who was a Ph.D scholar of ancient studies, she had asked him a what-if question about traveling back in time. She then showed him some of the lost pages from The Old Norse Chronicles and a chill ran up Torolf’s spine. Someone had to stop the madness in Norway and Max was up for the job. Of course, his team mates did not want him to go by himself, so they were now on a longboat, a reproduction of a Viking dragonship in Norway. This w...more
Jenna Allen
Lt. Torolf Magnusson, a Navy SEAL, has unfinished business back in the time of the Vikings. His family was torn from the past and transported to the future, but not before they were subjected to the inhumane treatment of a barbarian tyrant. Torolf wants to travel back to his old homeland and get revenge for himself and his family, but he does not factor in his SEAL team buddies and their loyalty to his cause. Nor does he take into account the people he had left behind, specifically his childhood...more
Most hilarious concept ever.
How dreadful! Apparently a couple of years of solitude is all you need to recover from being brutally gang-raped amidst the bodies of your slaughtered family. A few years of celibacy and the sudden arrival of a few attractive men will make any woman grateful/desperate for cock. For all that the SEALs are supposed to be modern men, they display levels of chauvinism that rival those of the culture they've ventured into that's supposedly a 1000 years less sophisticated. He's over-bearing and sex-cr...more
I couldn't finish it. I think the author must have thought "hmmm, what's popular in romantic fiction? Navy Seals, time travel, historic romance... Why don't I put them all together." Or, she had a bet going with her publisher on how many people would be crazy enough to read it! This book was awful!
Ana Silva Rosa
Oh my God... This senseless book has a 4 stars rating... There goes my faith in humanity.

Prose style: 1
Plot: 1
Depth of characters: 2
Originality: 1
Entertaining: 1
Emotional Reaction: 1
Intellectual Stimulation: 1
Not really funny, which is why I wanted to read it. Not worth the time.
Ann (Noumena12)
Rough and Ready is the sixth book in Sandra Hill's Viking Series II. Lt. Torolf "Max" Magnusson decides to avenge his sister's brutality at the hands of a terrorist and ends up taking his Navy SEAL team with him. Upon arriving in Norseland, he meets up with his old friend and now allie Hilda. Stand back and watch the sparks fly!

I'm a fan of Hill's Cajun and Jinx series and didn't even know this series existed. I'm in the process of reading the older books in the series. How can you go wrong? Vik...more
This was the first book I read by this author and will probably be my last. I think she focused too much on trying to make it funny (some parts were, but most felt like she was trying too hard). There was no chemistry between the main characters--in fact, they don't even seem to like each other at all--which made the sex scenes not believable. If you really love comedy, you may like this book, but it was not my cup of tea.
Shadowstorm Norwicca
I believe that Navy seals are amazing especially in this book. I feel in love with the the Navy seals from the future and the Norse women from the past. It was strong men meeting harder women. This story was amazing and was amazing from beginning to end. Sandra Hill has a sense a humor that just hand laughing out loud. This a book for wanting a good laugh and a little passion as well.
This was the first book i read by her. I was drawing in by the end of the first chapter and couldn't put the book down. I am really glade i tryed her books out. She has interesting ideas and made me love how she worded everything. I wasn't disapointed in the end, which happens to me in many books. I would recomend this to people who love romance and looking for a good read!
Dec 30, 2007 Kathrynn rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Time-Travel Romance
This was very different. Five Navy SEALs travel back to the 11th century to stop a warlord. It was all fine for me at this point. But, when they return to present day (with Hilda from the 11th century) the book looses its finesse. It became...too silly for This Reader.
Got to love the Vikings coming to modern day America. Sandra Hill never disappoints in her humorous take on the time traveling Vikings. This is #6 in a series of a family from the 10th century who travel to the West Coast 'magically'. Fun book to read.
Hill does it again! I LOVE the SEALs and time travel!!!! Best escapism from reality but not far fetched. Hill keeps it real with just enough fantasy to believe.
Nice book to pass the time if you are looking for a fluff book that doesn't require a lot of attention to get into, several parts that made me laugh.

Goge (BARRONS) le Moning Maniac,
You know what? It's been a while.. I don't think I gave this book a fair grading. I need to find and reread this book. Now.
I love her time travel/viking series'. I could add them all to my list. They are funny and sweet.
Justine Braden
After listening to a dramatic reading of this book, how could I resist picking up my own copy?
Michele bookloverforever
amusing. strong women, strong men, adventure, danger. and a sense of humor.
enjoyable, but not nearly as funny as it is made out to be.
Mar 16, 2012 Laura added it
OMG I've only read an excerpt and I'm laughing so hard I'm crying.
This is a good series but each book stands out on it's own.
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Sandra Hill is a graduate of Penn State and worked for more than 10 years as a features writer and education editor for publications in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Writing about serious issues taught her the merits of seeking the lighter side of even the darkest stories. Sh...more
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