Book: To Sin With a Viking Author: Michelle Willingham Rating: 5 Stars Date Read: 27/07/2013 Genre: Historical Status: Reviewed
To Sin With a Viking is a stBook: To Sin With a Viking Author: Michelle Willingham Rating: 5 Stars Date Read: 27/07/2013 Genre: Historical Status: Reviewed
To Sin With a Viking is a story about finding love in the most unexpected places, and with the most unexpected person. Styr and Caragh lead different lives, in different places and don't even speak the same language. He is known for being ruthless, a savage killer. Caragh lives in a village suffering from poverty and famine. They have no food, and are wasting away more every day.
That's why when Styr is about to land near Caragh's home, her brother plans on taking their food and ship.
Styr has been married for five years. He and his wife, Elena, have been trying to have a baby for a long while, and the absence of children is wrecking their marriage. For this reason, he's trying for a new beginning, in a new place. Hoping that this can save their marriage
At the landing, tired from the travel and the sea storms, Styr and his friends aren't prepared for the sudden attack from the villagers. When Elena is held hostage by Caragh's brother, she knows the giant Viking will kill her brother. So in order to protect the young and stupid boy, she attacks herself the viking knocking the lights out of him. All hell breaks loose, and Caragh manages to hold the viking as a prisoner. He's stupefied to have her care for him, and share the little food she's got. Caragh is a blow of fresh air in his life, and while she fears him, and what he may do with her brother when he finds him, she's attracted to him.
The attraction is mutual, but they are both aware of Styr married status. As the story goes, we can't help to feel for them. It becames obvious the feelings they have for each other. And is also impossible for them to act on these feelings. At some points, they walk on a very fine line of cheating.
During this book, they must overcome a lot of things, they have to save people, and at the same time find a way to be together without hurting others and their beliefs.
I really liked this book. Even though, historical romance isn't my favorite niche of genres, at reading this book's synopsis, I felt draw. Styr and Caragh became one of my favorite couples I've read this year. I totally recommend To Sin With a Viking for my friends who enjoy a good historical romance, and I'm really looking forward for the next in this series.
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Margot has been promised to a to-be Baron since the age of seven. When she reaches her 18th birthday she must go to her husband lair. Thinking she wilMargot has been promised to a to-be Baron since the age of seven. When she reaches her 18th birthday she must go to her husband lair. Thinking she will be Mistress of the house, she's about to find out she'll have zero to none say in her life from now on. The Baron DeAkeny takes her as his little girl, and will treat her as such, which includes her own colorful nursery with a full of stuffed animals crib.
Mistakes will not be tolerated, and if persisted, punished.
The main thing here was the age play, although it jumps from her being a little girl to a grown up. There wasn't much focus on her being treated as a child, aside the nursery room. I also think it's funny that the Baron doesn't strike me as a main character. There's also the spankings... sigh... Margot spends a good deal of this book being: *spanked, *caned, *trashed, *lashed. There was a part when she did something wrong and I thought, Wasn't enough on the last time, like five minutes ago?
I'd have liked if there were sex that wasn't only hinted at, and less punishments. It gets boring after a while. I'd have liked to know why Celia was such a bitch. I wish I could spank her! (Lol)
I think Phelps did a great job describing the time this book was set and pulling us in it. I'm looking forward to read more of her works....more
Took me a whole day to read it, and it was totally worth. I loved the main couple, the plot, their lo4.5
Not my kimd of read but I enjoyed nonetheless.
Took me a whole day to read it, and it was totally worth. I loved the main couple, the plot, their love story and all the side characters. It was a great start for the series, and while I'm not a fan of historical romance, I'm looking forward for the rest of the Blakewell/Kenleigh Families Saga....more
This book was a delightful surprise to me. Seems like nowadays bdsm books have some kind of requirement list to meet: Sexy people, sexy clubs, sexy evThis book was a delightful surprise to me. Seems like nowadays bdsm books have some kind of requirement list to meet: Sexy people, sexy clubs, sexy everything. While it was "new" it was great! But every corner now there's a BDSM book just like the last one I read before.
The Submissive Bride was none of that. I loved! Age play isn't my thing, but I'm dirty enough that I like to read about it. *grin*
Carolyn Faulkner did a prime job of creating a world that didn't sound fake to me and it was nothing punish-me-i'm-a-bad-girl in a porn-y like way.
I'm givng it 4 stars mainly because I wish it was longer! And that last line in the book was the icing on a already perfect cake!