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Preview — The Viking Takes a Knight by Sandra Hill
The Viking Takes a Knight (Viking I #9)
All Ingrith wants is refuge for herself and a group of orphans from a vicious Saxon commander who would harm the children and destroy her honor. At her age, she no longer expects to find a husband, or even a lover, especially not the arrogant Lord of the Bees!
John of Hawk's Lair longs for peace and quiet, not a nagging wife and noisy chil...more
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I could tell right away this was not your typical romance from the chapter titles...for example, "Sometimes the best meals involve no food", "He never promised her a rose garden", "Even a thousand years ago, men were clueless", and my personal favorite..."Some men bang their heads against a wall, others bang..." Hee hee hee! Sandra Hill has a hilarious sense of humor. This book rocks! The heroine is feisty and fun, the hero is a wicked lusty beekeeper, a ...more
John wa ...more
This is a story about a Viking Princess, Ingrith and a sort of nerdy saxon knight. He loves bees and studies them all the time. He is doing experiments with honey on his villagers. He is very happy living in his own world of bees and experim ...more
I don't think this author's writing style works for me. I read the words but they meant nothing to me. While it amused me to have a historical romance written in such an anachronistic style with modern dialogue, it was off-putting as well. While there was humor in it, it wasn't the type of humor to appeal to me, especially when I was already irritated with everything else. The plot was ridiculous. The dialogue was ridiculous. The characters...well, you get the picture.
I didn't feel any co ...more
Hill wrote erotic romance long bef ...more
I have to say, I understood the conflict with John not wanting kids. I understood the instant attraction- though it did seem off how fast that played out - and it was refreshing, in an odd way, how open Ingrith, our heroin, was to s ...more
" The story line is fast-paced while Ms. Hill provides fascinating ways to use honey that the experimenters amongst readers will want to test with their significant other. The lead couple is a terrific pairing as each is fully developed so the audience will understand the motives and flaws of both as the almost aptly titled The Viking Takes a Knight as her honey."
And no, I already read the last one so someone else has to ...more
He is a beekeeper when he is not a knight in the king's service and the children run rampant through his flower beds as Ingrith, who loves to cook, runs rampant through his honey supply that he uses for his experiments. John in the meantime is trying to keep his wits about him. As always, the book is smack full of funnies, and as Sandra Hill takes you down a path towards a happy ending, there are mi ...more
Ingrith knows what she wants and goes for it. Problem is sometimes she should listen to somebody before she jumps to conclusions. On the other hand John is also acting stupid from time to time in this book. A true man ;-)
Nice and fun read.
Characterization seemed to be lacking, though, even though the plot moved along at a great clip.
But there were too many unresolved issues. I almost feel as if I need to reread it because it feels like I've missed scores of pages.
I devour these books so fast. The one thing that baffled me is that they knew each other from the before she ended up at invading his home yet they only just now have feelings for each other?
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