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

4.05  ·  Rating Details  ·  819 Ratings  ·  44 Reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 324 pages
Published December 5th 2006 by Berkley Sensation (first published December 2006)
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Aug 02, 2012 Caitlin rated it did not like it
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
Mar 11, 2012 Olivia rated it did not like it
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
Jun 11, 2013 Mikki rated it did not like it
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 liked it
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Jun 19, 2010 Darcy rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, romance, time-travel
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 it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Phyllis by: book review
Shelves: sandra-hill
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
Jul 15, 2013 Jenna Allen rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
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
Nov 01, 2010 Denise rated it really liked it
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.
Dec 13, 2008 Heron rated it it was ok
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
May 16, 2014 Christine rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-finished
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!
Brett Robinson
May 27, 2015 Brett Robinson rated it it was ok
I'm not in to romance books. I picked this up 'cause the dramatic reading on YouTube is one of the best things ever, even if it's fake.

This book is silly. There's no other way to put it and it's not meant to mean bad. Just silly.

I read through the first half a little disappointed that there was no dick aneurism line.
I got a little happy when it described her nipples as feeling like bullets pressing into his palm. And I stopped reading when I found the line: He was in dick heaven.

Sometimes you h
Jul 24, 2014 Benjamin rated it did not like it
Not really funny, which is why I wanted to read it. Not worth the time.
Ann (Noumena12)
Jun 10, 2008 Ann (Noumena12) rated it liked it
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
Sep 06, 2013 Nursejodi36 rated it it was ok
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.
Jan 30, 2016 Adriana rated it did not like it
I bought this for the same reason everybody else did: a couple of genuinely funny lines. But it's not cute when people try to pass sexual abuse as 'romantic'/'funny' smut.
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.
Dec 02, 2010 Yuki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Haha. Who was I kidding? This was not going to happen...
Dec 30, 2007 Kathrynn rated it liked it
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.
Apr 11, 2015 Lacey rated it really liked it
I gave this book 4 stars just for the hilarious dialogue that occurred. I felt like the plot was kinna all over the place, but this book made me laugh a lot. I don't think I've read a romance novel quite like this one before. It definitely was different. LOL!
Apr 15, 2015 Trishy rated it it was amazing
Loved it.... Think Torolf is prob one of my favs atm....bit sexy.... Although the covers are not what im envisioning him to look like... They are awful, but it is NO reflection on the stories Sandra writes....they r a lil bit addicted!
Ana Silva Rosa
Sep 26, 2014 Ana Silva Rosa rated it did not like it
Shelves: awful, 2014
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
Jun 03, 2012 Mei rated it really liked it
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.
Jul 08, 2012 Melissa rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-gave-away
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.
Mai Hyukkie
Jul 27, 2015 Mai Hyukkie rated it really liked it
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Viking II (10 books)
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  • Truly, Madly Viking (Viking II, #2)
  • The Very Virile Viking (Viking II, #3)
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