One of my all-time favorite smutty novellas. This one has it all: a hot dominant manly man, a feisty heroine, loads of D/s flavored sex, a touch of paOne of my all-time favorite smutty novellas. This one has it all: a hot dominant manly man, a feisty heroine, loads of D/s flavored sex, a touch of paranormal, an imaginative setting, even some good action and adventure. All in less than 100 pages. Big thanks to Holly for recommending this one to me.
Hawke is gruff and tough but he's also very protective of his surprise gift - the heroine. I loved this man! He pounces on Alex pretty much from the start but she's game and hey, he did save her life. Alex is intelligent, brave and submissive only in bed. They are a hot, kinky pair and their antics sent me in search of a cold drink or a fan or something more than once.
The dialogue and writing are good. There is some good action that had me running scared and frankly freaked me out at one point. The love story is surprisingly convincing for such a short work, and you can tell Hawke and Alex really belong together. When he comes for her at the end ... awwwww.
Content: oral, anal, spanking. In other words, all the good stuff y'all know I like :-)...more
This is a light-hearted romp built around a what-if. Namely, what if modern day Vikings lived in carved-out mountains in the Alaskan wilderness? The aThis is a light-hearted romp built around a what-if. Namely, what if modern day Vikings lived in carved-out mountains in the Alaskan wilderness? The author takes this premise and has fun with it. This is not sci-fi or paranormal. If you want serious world-building and/or geeky explanations of why they have elevators but few light bulbs, then you'll have to go elsewhere.
The characters make this story. What's not to love about a strong, muscular Viking hero who's loving and patient with his heroine? Otar fell in love with Madalyn from her movies (especially the ones with topless scenes!). He longs for her love but secretly feels unworthy of her because of his low caste in his society. Madalyn is a good heroine, smart, wry and self-aware, fighting her feelings but drawn to her captor. Thankfully there are no TSTL or I hate you/now screw me blind moments.
Drake might be my favorite character. Paranoid, anti-government, alien-consipracy spouting, she gets most of the funny lines and scenes. Gutsily she manages to escape - her reaction to being captured again is priceless. I predict a happy marriage for her and her Alien Butthead.
The plot includes a revolution against the tyrannical jarl/king. Don't worry, there are no bloody scenes. The focus stays on the women as they worry about their men and struggle to earn money to buy food. Their unorthodox solution, a burlesque show for the jaded upper class, is as ridiculous as it is funny.
The sex is explicit and steamy, as befits an erotic romance. Otar is dominant as well as loving. Hot! There's no cheating, forced seduction, or menage scenes to worry about here. I recommend reading this when you're in the mood for or need something cheerful. Have fun :-) ...more