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The Trickster's Lover

(Loki #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  217 ratings  ·  88 reviews
Caroline Capello doesn’t take chances.

A graduate student at the prestigious University of Chicago, Caroline dedicates her carefully planned life to a serious, academic study of mythology.

Until a god shows up in her bedroom.

Loki, the enigmatic and irresistibly sexy Norse god of fire and lies, appears late at night in Caroline’s apartment, cuts her clothes down the middle,
ebook, 253 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Vestal Valley Press (first published July 17th 2016)
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Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it

“What the hell, I thought. The world is about to end. I might as well look sexy for once.”

What if Loki – the Norse God of Mischief – showed up in your apartment?
Well, naturally he’d say “I desire you” and then you’d be making out, and one thing leads to another and, well, you get the picture.
No, that wouldn’t ever happen to me, but that’s why I read fiction.

So, I’ve always been fascinated with mythology, and I was surprised how much I learned during this book. It’s full of erotic moments, bu
4,5 'I am in love with this book' stars

Review to come when I stop dancing around and shouting how happy I am!
Warning: Don't expect this review to have much sense 'cause I'm still in that kind of mood ↓



Considering my display of enthusiasm and declaration of my love for this book, you're probably wondering why I didn't rate it full 5 stars. That's because this book has flaws and not just one or two but when you're in love, you don't see imperfections. There's beauty everywhere and this book is ver
Tatra Luke
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Look! My second ever review. Let’s get to it.
So the beginning is ridiculous. Let’s just get that out of the way. Like, laugh-out-loud, what-the-hell-did-I-get-myself-into, ridiculous. And maybe that’s just because I don’t read stuff like this very often. It’s probably mostly that, let’s be honest. That being said of course, I definitely came at this like an asshole, expecting to make fun of it. AGAIN, MY BAD. I’M THE ASSHOLE HERE.
Because this???? Was entertaining as hell. I read it in a day an
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve read many different books in the paranormal romance genre that tend to be much all the same. This was not the case. Despite its very suggestive title, The Trickster’s Lover (TTL) is far from being just another one of those books. It’s refreshing, compelling, story-rich and strongly research-based.

I read this in one-sitting. Now, I’m reading it again.

Get ready to get addicted.

What would you do if the norse god Loki showed up in your room? Caroline Capello is an Italian graduate student at t
Liz Meldon
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Okay, so, I wasn't 100% sure what to expect when I started The Trickster's Lover by Samantha MacLeod. I knew some things for certain. 1) I love me some sexy Loki. 2) I enjoy the author's work. When it loaded on my Kindle, I was like guhh so long -- I've been more inclined toward novellas lately, but I sucked up my whining and dove in.

And. Oh. My. Loki.

This was -- beautiful. I instantly fell in love with Caroline Capello, and lemme tell you, I usually NEVER remember character n
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Macleod, I commend you whole-heartedly. I think you are one of the only authors that I can say without a shadow of a doubt has enticed me to buy all of the books written by you without even finishing the first book. Trickster’s Lover grabbed me from the first page - from the first word . I am a huge fan of Norse mythology, and without a shadow of a doubt Ms. Macleod is too. She knows the ins and outs of some of the most well known and beloved stories written about Norse Mythology, and some t ...more
Kim Shofner
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You know, I wouldn't mind a few of the God's paying me a visit like that. This story was funny, hot, and intriguing. I was captivated all the way through. Couldn't put it down. I liked how the author depicted all the different layers of Loki. Caroline as a mere mortal woman was hilariously real. I worried that this book would be cheesy but it was very well written. It felt like this could actually happen to anyone.
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Loki by which all other Lokis will be measured.

I first fell in love with Marvel's Loki. But Samantha's version? Definitely giving him a run for his money. His take-what-he-wants style and clear zest for living life in style makes him incredibly loveable, but you can still see the pain he has suffered over the centuries in his words and actions.

Caroline never comes across as a Mary Sue character trope. As someone who has gone through the rigors of grad school, I found myself relating to her
Caldwell Publishing
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Full review on our website.

I received this book way at the beginning of summer, and I’ve been waiting to review it for a long time. I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did. Maybe it’s not fair, but I went in with very high expectations

I love Norse mythology and the old Icelandic sagas, especially the character of Loki, so I was ready to jump down from the rafters screaming at the first gross misuse of mythology. But what I found was that the author had taken exceptional care with both the
Tina Williams
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sizzling Paranormal Romance
God meets mortal in this super sizzling romance from Samantha MacLeod. When the studious and bookish Caroline leaves home to attend university in Chicago, little does she know that she will attract the carnal attention of Loki, the Trickster god (serious hottie alert). Her dedication to and knowledge of Norse mythology will be truly tested as well as her safety and sanity. Does Loki really exist or are his visits manifestations of an inner malaise? As Loki’s visits inc
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
I chose this book because I am really really really into mythology. And MacLeod really seems to know her stuff. And it’s funny that in the book the Italian MC, Carol, makes a point of expressing the irony of not being into Roman myth.

This book, however, is more heavy on the romance and light on the mythology. I was hoping it would be more myth with romance sprinkled in. Not the case.

I probably wasn’t the reader for this book. But if you like the romance genre and are interested in Norse myth, th
Chantelle Smith
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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The Trickster’s lover is a stand-alone novel from author Samantha Macleod. This is my second book from this author, and she just continues to get better. I’m not sure how it’s possible but she managed to captivated me even more chapter after chapter. She draws you in and totally hooks you completely.

WOW, WOW, WOW….! This is an incredible read surrounding a twist on Norse Mythology, its filled with magic, high fantasy, mystery, suspense, romance, love, passion.
This book was sexy, suspenseful, gri
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
a brilliant novel about never giving up on someone you love. Caroline Capello is a third year student studying Norse mythology when one night she accidently summons Loki, the god of lies and they have sex. Convinced it was a dream, she continues with her studies and he rjob in a coffee shop until he reappears and they have sex again. This continues and they form a relationship. while Loki shows her that the world is not all that it seems and myths are real and even leaves a gift of a pendant as ...more
Laura Furuta
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Trickster's Lover: A Steamy Paranormal Romance with the Norse God Loki: Gods & Lovers Series
By: Samantha MacLeod
5 out of 5 stars

The story The Trickster's Lover: A Steamy Paranormal Romance with the Norse God Loki: Gods & Lovers Series by Samantha MacLeod is an erotica/paranormal romance book. It is a story that I really enjoyed reading. It drew me in from the very beginning and I found myself not wanting to put it down until I had finished the last page. It is a story that has plenty
Bobbi Wagner
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Trickster's Lover: A Steamy Paranormal Romance with the Norse God Loki: Gods and Lovers Series by Samantha MacLeod is a paranormal fantasy romance story. This is not my first story by this author but it is my favorite of hers so far. I enjoy how she can write a story that will pull me in right from the beginning. Her details make me feel like I am right there with the characters. Her characters are connectable, lovable and true to life. They will take you on a roller coaster ride of various ...more
Angela Shirley
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
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The Trickster's Lover by Samantha MacLeod is a book which involves Loki, the Norse god of mischief and a human called Caroline. What happens when your book boyfriend becomes a reality.

Caroline has recently moved to Chicago away from her family and her boyfriend to attend University, but as she continues with Uni she has problems with her boyfriend and becomes single. Until one day she receives good news that a set of books she requires have become available from the library, so when she picks th
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Initially, I had a bit of trouble relating to our main character, Caroline. If a stranger showed up in my apartment in the middle of the night and cut off my clothes, I can’t imagine my response would be to become overcome with lust. But then, I’ve never had an encounter with a Norse god, so who knows? Part of the pleasure of reading is to experience what life might be like for other people, and Caroline’s situation is certainly different—if you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to try to b ...more
Kerry Baker
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Trickster’s Lover by Samantha Macleod is a unique perspective on an old tale of a Norse God. Compelling from start to finish this book is worth every minute of the afternoon I lost when I couldn’t put it down.

Caroline is focused on her studies. Serious and academic she isn’t on the lookout for anything more. But with the unexpected appearance of Loki everything she thought she knew is turned upside down.

I love reading stories about Gods, especially ones well known like Loki and I love seeing
Astra Astrid
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is listed as erotica, but it really isn’t. Not that there aren’t any steamy sex scenes. There are, but I don’t think they’re any steamier than a lot of mainstream romances, these days. But that’s not really it. My experience with erotica has been a lot of very steamy sex scenes loosely tied together with an absolutely minimal plot. This isn’t a value judgement; I enjoy erotica. This book, however, cannot, by the wildest stretch of the imagination, be said to have a minimal plot. It has ...more
Emma Morreale
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Having just seen a particular movie featuring Norse gods played by extraordinarily handsome men, this book was icing on top of a delicious cake. This story appeals to me more ways than just the romantic aspects. Much like Caroline, I have always had an interest in mythology, Egyptian and Norse to be specific, and I also have partially taught myself to read and speak German. I don’t know if I could create a more relatable character! Ginger men are also a weakness of mine AEB my fiancé so the desc ...more
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. This was an action packed, steamy read.

Not knowing much about Norse gods and mythology I came into this story with an open mind and no expectations. I really enjoyed the fact that Caroline was a strong female lead. I can’t stand books where the female lead or heroine is whiny, indecisive and reliant on her male counterpart. In this novel, Caroline is a graduate student working on her PhD. She’s managing to live on her own far away from her family while p
Moriah Venable
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Trickster's Lover by Samantha MacLeod. This is my second novel by this author.

After reading another book by this author, I was eager to read another. While I am not knowledgeable about Norse mythology, I am interested in, especially with a twist.

Caroline Capello is graduate student that studies in Norse Mythology. Her mother sees her as a disappointment because of her occupation, not seeing her job as real, and thinking she will find not a man because of her occupation.

When she starts having
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Loki Series. This is important because this is such a good story, that it made me want to read more. This story makes the impossible seem possible and dreams a different reality.

Caroline Capello is a hard working, caring under grad, who spends most of her time with her nose in a book. She doesn't have much success in the dating department. One night, during a late study session, she manages to conger up Loki, the Trickster God. This is the beginning of not only a very hot romance, but an ep
Apr 22, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Caroline Capello doesn’t take chances.

A graduate student at the prestigious University of Chicago, Caroline dedicates her carefully-planned life to the serious, academic study of mythology.

Until a god shows up in her bedroom.

Loki, the enigmatic and irresistibly sexy Norse god of fire and lies, appears late at night in Caroline’s apartment, cuts her clothes down the middle, and rocks her studious world in ways she couldn’t even imagine. The next morning, she's
Caroline Doig
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m a big fan of Samantha MacLeod’s even though I’ve only read a couple of her books she is a fantastic author and she has a very wicked mind with her stories, I love anything to do with mythology and this story has it all. Caroline is a student at the University of Chicago where she is studying mythology and the Norse gods, Loki ended up in her bedroom one night and from there starts a endless love story that is until Loki stops coming around. Caroline has no way of contacting him and for weeks ...more
Jenni Bishop
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Trickster's Lover: A Steamy Paranormal Romance by Samantha MacLeod is the first book in the series and I really enjoyed it. Samantha created a paranormal fantasy romance story where there is a different take on the most misunderstood Norse god, Loki. A world in which you don’t know what is fact and what is fiction.

Caroline is done with men or so she thought. When deciphering/translating a book she has finally gotten her hands on her world is changed forever. A world in which she no longer kn
Katie Kearney
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Trickster's Lover: An Urban Fantasy Romance with the Norse God Loki: Book One of the Loki Series by Samantha MacLeod is a paranormal romance about Caroline Capello and the Norse God Loki. Caroline is a third year student at the University of Chicago. As far as she’s concerned her whole life is written in stone. All she wants to do is study Norse mythology, until one of the mythical gods she’s studied suddenly appears in her bedroom and she suddenly finds herself as the latest of Loki’s lover ...more
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story is an interesting introduction into the lives and loves of the Norse Gods, in particular, Loki. It tells how Caroline, a young lady who is studying the Norse Gods and their mythology, finds herself sexually involved with Loki and falling in love with him and he with her.
She is stronger than she thought and she uncovers many hidden truths and then together with friends and family works towards saving the 9 realms, including earth., from total destruction.
This is such an amazingly inte
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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The Tricksters Lover
By Samantha MacLeod
5 stars

When I first read the blurb for this book I only saw ‘Loki’ and I was in! I absolutely love the Norse Gods (although it could be the films and the actors who play then but still) and this book did not disappoint at all. I was captivated by every word I read, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and I couldn’t put it down at all. I haven’t read anything by this author before and this book was a fantastic introduction to her as an author. It was a fan
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Being one of the longest books I have read in a while I was expecting it take me quite a bit of time to read but I actually read it in two sittings and if I didn't have children depending on me I probably would have forgotten the world around me and read it in one sitting, who needs sleep or food when reading a book this good.

I didn't know what to expect when reading, honestly was thinking it would be different from my normal reads and there would be an appearance from the Avengers. This wasn't
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