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Truly, Madly Viking (Viking II #2)

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When a tenth-century Viking's ship blows off course, he finds himself in the twenty-first century and in the arms of a successful and beautiful American psychologist.
Mass Market Paperback, 391 pages
Published December 31st 2000 by Love Spell (first published July 17th 2000)
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998 A.D. Jorund Ericsson, is traveling on his longship with his brother, when they find they are off course. Then before he knows it he is in the mouth of a whale, who takes him to the twenty first century. At first Jorund insists that he must return home, but then the orca throws him on the beach in Texas, where a orca show is showing with women and children. There who see a tall, virile naked viking with women and children gaping at him. He is then arrested and put in a mental hospital. His do ...more
Aug 23, 2008 Julianna rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Romantic Comedies & Time Travel
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Sandra Hill is a mischievous author who has a talent for blending comedic elements with some great romance and sensuality. She is very good at creating play-on-words that lead to lots of hilarious misunderstandings, and she also has a penchant for funny t-shirt slogans that don't make much sense to a tenth century Viking. Truly, Madly Viking had many humorous moments that had me smiling and even laughing out loud, but it also had very tender moments that had me mis
Feb 11, 2016 Alba_Turunen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Sigue la misma tónica que el primer libro, si acaso, éste es más absurdo aún, pero las risas merecen la pena. Al igual que el primero, consta de dos partes bastante marcadas, una primera donde él viaja a nuestro tiempo de la manera más absurda y ridícula, donde los protas se conocen, y una segunda parte más tierna, donde los protas se enamoran. El primer libro me gustó bastante, pero éste segundo creo que me ha gustado aún más.
Ya tengo ganas de ponerme con el tercero y conocer la historia de Mag
Mar 03, 2012 Jeanine rated it it was ok
I thought I'd like this better than I did, but I got annoyed with the authors fascination with t-shirts with stupid logos on them; they're everywhere in this novel and it goes overboard. I also lost patience with the viking constantly mispronouncing words. Even words he's used over and over again are still typed out in a deliberately mispronounced way. "Dock-whore" for doctor lost its ability to be amusing after the second use. "Mag-he" for Maggie just made me want to flip pages faster and get t ...more
May 05, 2014 Esarosa rated it it was amazing
I've read and re-read this book a number of times and have found myself laughing time and again at the same parts and weeping silently along with the characters at times, during the course of reading this book I feel that Jorund Ericsson and Maggie McBride make a very sweet if at times confused pair; but what can you expect when the two are from vastly different time periods and suddenly thrown together. Jorund is a tenth century Viking who loses some of his family members and goes on a quest to ...more
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Feb 13, 2012 Indah Threez Lestari rated it really liked it
Shelves: in-english
127 - 2012

Setelah Geirolf Ericsson terlempar dari tahun 997 ke Maine tahun 1997, sekarang giliran kakaknya, Jorund Ericsson terlempar dari tahun 998 ke Texas tahun 2000.

Sudah begitu, nasib sial membuat Jorund muncul di tempat umum tanpa busana, sehingga kena stungun dan masuk rumah sakit jiwa. Tapi banyak kejadian lucu di rumah sakit jiwa ini, terutama setelah Jorund bernegosiasi dengan Dock-whore Mag-he dan bergabung dengan kelompok pasien lain.

Di antara kisah romantis antara Jorund dan dokter
Feb 07, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: the-keepers, vikings
I really love time travel romances and I think Sandra Hill is one of the best at them. And it helps to mention that her Vikings are outstandingly hot!

Jorund gets dragged into the future in the most isane of ways - on the back of a killer whale with whom he somehow finds he is able to communicate. His sudden appearance - nude might I add - at the local Orcaland is witness by many onlookers who think he's a lunatic and so steps up our heroine. Maggie is a psychologist and decides right then and th
Sep 24, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I think celibacy refers to a longer period than three or four hours."
"'Tis a long time for me." He grumbled (p.263)

You will either love it or hate it.

When you have a tenth century viking show up in the 21st century he is doing his best to understand. Doctor to him is dock whore, Maggie is mag-he, patient is phay-sun language and misundertandings go on throught the book. I found most of the book humorous but it does go a bit into "ughh really". But hey I would totally be confused too. Tea-vee (
Mar 04, 2016 Alexandra rated it it was ok
Sorry, buku ini mungkin paling membosankan dari seri Viking II yang pernah kubaca. Trond si tentara yang awalnya serius di kehidupan abad 10 nya kembali gagap tehnologi di abad 21. Dan aku jenuh dengan kondisi itu, joke-joke plesetan itu, dan scene-scene daur ulang ini.

Heroinenya single mother dengan 2 anak kembar juga tidak terlalu memorable. Momen kebersamaan mereka panas membara tapi minim chemistry. Bonding hubungan merek terasa instan dan dipaksakan. Aku juga bosan setengah mati dengan scen
Apr 18, 2010 Darcy rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, romance
At times you wonder why you keep reading this book but there is a cuteness factor that makes you go on along with all the confusion of watching a man adapt to modern day culture, the cheesey factor is just part of the charm that will have you laughing while you read it.

Jorund, brother to the man in the previous book, is sent out to find his brother by his father. Like his brother he is thrown through time and ends up in the present where he rides naked on a killer whale into a SeaWorld like par
Feb 07, 2016 Ariel rated it did not like it
Not what I was thinking this book would be. It is extremely difficult to find a book where the hero travels to the present time and this one just didn't cut it. A time traveling whale is way out of left field. The fact that he traveled from Iceland to Texas and somehow survived...lets get real here people. That would never happen even in a fiction novel. Then Maggie likes him even though she thinks he is crazy (no really...he is in a mental hospital). And the twins is what made me stop reading t ...more
Jun 09, 2010 Pam rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd viking brother and it is great. He comes from the past to this present day riding on the back of a whale. It is a funny story and I loved when all three brothers find each other again in the present. Each one of them thought the other died....until they find each other. So great.... There is a wonderful love story too...once he convinces her he is not NUTS!
Jun 03, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it
I'm rarely one for single mother stories, but Hill makes the Viking so endearing that I couldn't put it down very often. I always looked foreword to Jorund's misinterpretation of words. His connection and overall influence on the other patients was amazing. And the brief glimpse of the missing Rolf makes me look foreword to the prequel.
May 09, 2014 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an entertaining read.

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Dec 29, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
I love, love, LOVE Sandra Hill books...she captivates me with her writing every book and this one was no different.
I also love how when you read all of her Viking books they all intertwine with one another. The characters reoccur throughout the books even though the book has a completely different set of main characters.
Dec 02, 2012 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Nice lighthearted, funny read that kept my attention. The middle did get a bit slow with no conflict, but I really enjoyed reading this. Can't wait to get the next one from the library. Too bad only 3 of the 20 Viking books written by the author are available at the library. So freaking sick of Publisher games.
Stevie Seber
Apr 13, 2013 Stevie Seber rated it it was amazing
I thought it was a very different take an a time-travel romance; it's fun and full of humor and just a nice spicing of passion; it's a very fun and entertaining read and it also gives you a glimpse into a by-gone era, I felt pulled in from the first sentence and didn't want to put it down until I'd read the last.
Stevie Seber
Dec 15, 2013 Stevie Seber rated it it was amazing
I loved this story, it was a lot of fun; I learned about Vikings, some new things about history and I absolutely fell in love with Jorund Ericsson and Maggie McBride, as well as her two daughters; they had me laughing and crying throughout the book, Sandra Hill's Viking stories are definitely on my watch list.
Dawn ♥ romance
Sep 30, 2013 Dawn ♥ romance rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humor
I still found this time travel story enjoyable re-reading it four years later. The play on words was so funny and the twin daughters added a sweet touch. Viking Jorund travels through time naked on a killer whale and is taken to a mental facility by psychologist Maggie.
Helen Pust
Love her series. Love of laughter, romance and great story thymes
Oct 17, 2014 Julie rated it it was amazing
loved it could not put down
Blodeuedd Finland
So yes this one was enkenjoyably, but omg way too much silliness.

Jorund the viking gets transported to Texas, the year 2000. Jorund, this mighty viking, learned Saxon on his travels. Good for him. And when he comes to Texas everyone understands him...and he understands everyone. For real. I mean seriously! If I met him I would not understand him. If he spoke Norse to me I would not understand that. It has been a 1000 years. It's not like they all had a degree in anglosaxon. Languages change. But
Feb 26, 2015 Mimna rated it liked it
คือมุกเยอะ อานแลวเหนือยมากกกก
บางมุกกขำ บางมุกกไมขำ บางมุกอานซำหลายรอบถึงขำ

ไดพบและรูจักนักจิตวิทยาทีประจำอยูในศูนยบำบัดสภาพจิต (พระเอกเรียกมันวาโรงบาลบา)
เขาไดรูจักคำวาครอบครัวอีกครัง แตกลังเลใจอยากกลับไปอดีตเพราะยังทำภารกิจทีพอสังไวไมสำเรจ

จำไดวาตอนแรกทีอานเรืองนีชอบมากกก แตตอนนีแกแลวกลับมาอานใหมเลยไมคอยขำ
คือจริงๆมันกตลกดี แตกมีหลายครังทีคิดอยากใหมันจบเสียที
Dec 10, 2012 Ummi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chic-lit, adventure
I used to adore Sandra Hill's writing. Her first book I read was Frankly, My Dear and I love it to bits. I mean how can you not love a book with numerous quotes and reference to Gone With the Wind? But somehow, this particular novel fails to excite me. In fact, I think there are too much sex in this novel.

I'm okay with sex, really. But c'mon, do I have to be reminded over and over again how 'huge' Jorund's err... staff is? And the mispronunciation of some words gets old pretty fast. A bit Mag-he
I have to admit I enjoyed this book more then the first one, but only because the idea of a Viking coming to the 20th century to open a Viking village as a way to make a living was silly, but now that I think about it TOTALLY makes sense... lol

Though I did enjoy Rolf's brother Jorund much more... maybe because I have a thing for warriors. LOL.

At first I was getting annoyed with Maggie her being a head doctor and how she always answered a question with a question, in the annoying psychiatrist wa
Yz the Whyz
Unapologetically cheesy, this was a very light, suspend-your-disbelief, tongue-in-cheek, time travel romance.

I mean, our hero, a Viking recovering from the loss of his wife and twin daughters was brought to modern times through the back of a whale.

If you have no problem accepting that, then the rest of the story will go down well with you.

Our time-traveling Viking was stashed in a mental-health facility where our heroine tries to heal him of his 'illness'.

Plenty of quirky characters, funny wor
Apr 28, 2016 Nurliani rated it liked it
cerita yang bagus. aku ketawa, terharu, senyum-senyum selagi baca ini. baca buku ini mencerahkan hari-hariku. wkwk. Jorund seorang Viking dan Maggie seorang dokter psikolog adalah pasangan yang unik dan serasi. kisah cinta mereka dikemas dengan rapi dan beralur cepat.
Valeria Mendez
Sep 20, 2015 Valeria Mendez rated it it was amazing
Waaa dios mio !! me hizo llorar totalmente, me encantan estos libros donde hay viajes en el tiempo!! <3 definitivamente hermoso <3
I wasn't expecting this book to be great and it lived up to my expectations. It was more of a light-hearted comedy than a romance novel. And the comedy felt very dated. Like watching a re-run of Full House and trying to remember that Uncle Joey was once considered funny. That's what the comedy in this book felt like. I think the author must have gotten about thirty percent of her jokes from a boardwalk tee shirt store. So corny it was cringe-worthy by Chapter 6

I'm not in least bit tempted to r
C Cat
Feb 20, 2015 C Cat rated it it was ok
It was a nice read.
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