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A Nordic King

(Nordic Royals #3)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  13,338 ratings  ·  1,530 reviews
A widowed father of two little girls. The beautiful nanny he's hired to raise them. A forbidden romance unlike any other. A Nordic King is the newest standalone royal romance from the New York Times Bestselling author of The Pact and The Swedish Prince.

When I first applied for the job I thought it would be like all the others: working as a nanny for an aristocratic famil
Kindle Edition, 376 pages
Published September 20th 2018 (first published September 16th 2018)
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Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
"There’s something about the warmth and depth of her eyes that makes it impossible to think. It’s like slipping into a warm bath until you’re so enthralled you wouldn’t even notice if you drowned."


I was really looking forward to getting into this one, and although it's around the 2.5 rating - I enjoyed myself in some occasions.


A Nordic King I'm going to keep this review really short.

This is my first Karina Halle book.
I've heard so much about how lovely her writing and her b
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
3.5 Stars

This was a really cute read and I enjoyed it. It was a lot more saccharine at certain times than I was expecting (I always think of grittier romance when I think of Karina Halle, for some reason), but I had fun with it.

I am a sucker for the nanny/single dad trope...and you add royalty and an 10+ year age gap and I'm like a pig in shit. Speaking of pig. The pet pig Snarf Snarf was super cute.

Perfect for a day when you feel like something light and steamy. I will probably snag the other
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

COVER REVEAL! [le swoon!]

Release: 2018
When I first applied for the job I thought it would be like all the others: working as a nanny for an aristocratic family.
Then I got the job and found out how wrong I was.
Now I’m the new nanny for two adorable little girls who happen to be princesses.
Their father is the widowed King of Denmark.
And my new home? The royal palace in Copenhagen.
Adjusting to my new life isn't easy but the hardest part hasn’t been the girls who still grieve over
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❤❤ 5 snarf snarf stars ❤❤

This is by far my favorite book from Karina, I was lucky enough to beat read it and I can say this book is fantastic.A Nordic King is an addictive,captivating,sweet,sexy and heartwarming story.


The relationship between Aksel and Aurora is unique.They didn't start very well since Aksel was a little bit jerk in the beginning but you can understand why.Once they start spending time together they have a great relationship.Th
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A NORDIC KING: Is a full length, standalone royal romance novel by Karina Halle.
Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet ‘arsehole’ King Aksel from Denmark and Australian nanny Aurora.

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Aksel King of Denmark runs a prosperous country at the age of forty and one of the youngest kings in recent history and has tragically become widowed, leaving two precious Princesses aged five and six, without their mo
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Really liked it!

This book was so good. Aksel, the 40 year old, widowed King of Denmark is looking for a nanny for his 2 daughters. In comes Aurora a 26 year old nanny from Australia, who has lived for the past 7 years in Europe. Since the first moment they meet sparks fly between them. He's broody and rude by Aurora is no doormat and gives as much as she gets. I loved that about her! She truly couldn't care less that he is King and I think that's what draws Aksel to her at first. Even though th
Alex ♈
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Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Love requires bravery.
A sweet, low angst fairy tale with likable main characters, adorable kids, and a pet pig!

The plot is simple: Stoic, widowed king...
It was a tense, cold kind of attractiveness, like his face and body and spirit were forged in steel and you might turn to stone if you looked at him too long.
...hires nice young woman...
"You're full of light and energy and this house has been ensconced in darkness." his daughters' nanny. You can
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
okay I loved the heck out of this
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
4 stars

“I’m a king. And I belong to you in ways I never thought possible. More than I belong to my country, more than I belong to the people, I belong to you.”

This series is so fun and enjoyable to read. Or maybe it’s just a good fun way to avoid my responsibilities, but who cares, I’m enjoying it.

This one was just as good as the second book. It was fun, sexy, sweet, and so freakin enjoyable. It’s the kind of book you read when you wanna have a quick good time...or when you want to avoid your r
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 TRILLION STARS!!!! I was owned by this romance. An absolutely incredible love story with all the sweet feels. Gah! I’m going to have THE MOST INTENSE BOOK HANGOVER EVER. What a read. You must pick this book up. Also, 100% a standalone. YOU. NEED. THIS. Full review to come.
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Lurved hard. This royal totally got to me :D *le sigh*
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing


5 "Once Upon a Dream" Stars!

OH MY GAWD! I think my heart just exploded inside my chest because of this book, THIS BOOK! King Aksel & Aurora are EVERYTHING!

Wearing his guilt like a crown, King Aksel never thought he would ever find his path to redemption until the woman he hired to be the nanny of his two daughters made her mission to light up his dark palace—and his heart.

As everything Karina Halle, the writing was extraordinary—addictive, and the characters unforgettable, Snarf Snarf ♥. Halle
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 'Free together' Stars!
ARC provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

Hail to the King and his Goddess! Karina simply outdid herself with this one because, my God, what an amazing read I just experienced! The angst, the slow burn, the feels and the intensity of the chemistry between Aurora and Aksel made A Nordic King an absolute must-read, especially if you are a fan of royal romances and Karina Halle's contemporary stories. I do feel like Karina keeps gett
Starr (AKA Starrfish) Rivers
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Debra
This is a 4.5 stars book rounded to 4. I was hooked from the first chapter from Aksel's POV and couldn't stop reading! However, a jarring scene or two in the middle really threw me off, so I'm rounding down instead of rounding up. But for the most part, I really enjoyed it, much more than I thought I would. And I'll be checking out other books written by this author.

What I loved:

* The H Aksel really tears your heart out. He's a great father. He's a man of deep, intense emotions. When he begins w
King Aksel is a widowed single father of two little girls. His wife passed away two years ago, the people’s beloved queen, but nothing is as it appears and the king has been living with guilt and anger because of their secrets. Aurora is a nanny who loves working with children but she’s no Mary Poppins - she’s sassy, strong willed, smart mouthed and says what’s on her mind. I loved the chemistry between the king and his nanny. Fantastic banter, intense sexual tension and a good amount of humor - ...more
Sep 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
I don't read these type of tropes (especially themes with divorced or windowed single fathers) because they are not to my liking, but for some reason I skimmed this one and found my opinion did not change.....

For anyone who cares:

Hero is a bit older then the heroine (I think 14 yrs older?), a widower for two years and celibate. His wife whom he married because he was in love with her, cheated on him with another man and he has guilt feelings over her death - as well as anger issues.

He treats h
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
With lacking of the royal protocol in this book,it is a decent read. It is some sort of modern cinderella story. Miss Halle always able to write a romance story with a proper character development. The story is medium good. The chemistry between the characters are out of the chart. Plus the pig pet is such a good additional.

It is a bit too dragging though. I wish the story can be more focus on Aksel past without Aurora past mix into the last minute.

But again somehow Miss Halle make it work.

Jennifer Kyle
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars
“There is no one way to fall in love. It may scar you, make its mark, but that fall, that impact, is different for everyone.”

This book was on my tbr for such a long time that I just had to pick it up.

Aurora is a young nanny who moves to Copenhagen to take care of the two daughters of the King of Denmark, King Aksel, whose wife has recently been killed in an accident. We follow the progression of their relationship, as their aversion turns into a toe-curling romance.

There was a fourteen year span

☾ Nikki. ✿ SUGARVOGUE.
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, romance
Wow.. this book is amazing! :D 🐷👑💕
It has been on my to-read list for some time, I've been very excited to read this. I've seen alot of good reviews on this book and I finally got to read it.

I've read a few books by Karina Halle and I just love her books. This book is by far my most favourite now though.

I was hooked straight from the beginning of this story and sometimes when I read a book I find certain parts either slow or boring but with this book I enjoyed it all.

A few parts in this book made
Heather❀Kiss The Pages❀
This royal romance completely captivated my heart! Aksel and Aurora had the perfectly sexy and romantic fairy tale that I crave as a romance reader.

This book checked so many of my boxes to make it a swoonworthy, heartwarming love story. Aksel is a handsome tortured king consumed by guilt because of the mistakes of his past. As a result he comes off as an angry jerk and is barely tolerable to those around him. Despite this, he always softens when it comes to his two little girls. There is just so

Wow, a book with 4.2 rating and all my friends loved it! Must be awesome! And ah, awesome it was.

I have to give it that, the writing style was decent (first time reading this author too). And it wasn't bad for about, oh, say 55%. Then it became boring and annoying and, of course, the characters became a bit too idiotic.

Dunno why so many people loved it. Yes, he's a kind and she's the nanny. So what? Is that all it takes to make a book good?

If you do decide to try it, good luck and hope you en
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
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Karina Halle's royals are like none I've read before. A Nordic King is a complete standalone with no appearances from previous story characters. You can start here, or with The Swedish Price, or The Wild Heir and you're good to go!

Aurora James is an Australian in Europe living life as a nanny to wealthy families. She's between jobs when she gets a call to apply for a secretive charge. Two adorable girls without a mother in the Danish royal palace. What could happen?

"She gave me life again
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
★5 Stars! A Nordic King... Is a beautiful, heartwarming, slow burn that leaves you trembling and on the edge of your seat!
The truth is, Aurora, this living goddess in my home, is making me weak and for the first time ever, I have something to lose. Her. I can’t lose her. And I can’t keep her. I don’t know what to do.

A fiery nanny.
A widowed King.
Two adorable princesses.

An unforgettable read!

More review to come!

Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
3 3/4 "Long live King Aksel" Stars!

This was good! I liked it. There were a couple editing things, but otherwise entertaining with two good main characters I liked and two adorable little girls. Happy reading!
“I am a king. And I belong to you in ways I never thought possible. More than I belong to my country, more than I belong to the people, I belong to you.”

Oh my god, THIS BOOK!!! You’re absolutely going to want to read this. It’s breathtakingly sweet and emotional, refreshing and riveting, funny and forbidden—basically every single spine-tingling goodness you’ll ever want in a juicy and epic royal romance! And not only that, it was also bursting with so much cuteness!

I’m a king
Apr 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
yup, pretty sure now slow burn is my kinda thing.
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


"She's Aurora. She's my reckoning and savior all at once. She's her namesake, those northern lights that brighten the darkest winter skies."

A Nordic King is the 31st book I read by Karina Halle. After so many books, she still manages to intrigue me with her writing. I can depend on Karina to come up with fun, sexy, and original story-lines/characters. That was also the case with this book. Normally, I don't really care for Royal Romances, however
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This book was a combination of so many things I love!
- A royal romance
- Cute kids and pets
- Forbidden romance
-Sassy h and Powerful H

It’s as though, it were written for me! I adored it!! It my newest top fave from Karina Halle! 💕💕

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Karina Halle is a screenwriter, a former music & travel journalist, and the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact, A Nordic King, and Sins & Needles, as well as sixty other wild and romantic reads.

She, her musician husband, and their adopted pit bull, Bruce, live in a rainforest on an island off the coast of British Columbia during the summer, and in Lo

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“Look at you,” he whispers harshly, gaze roaming all over my face from my eyes to my nose to my temple to my lips.
He gives a faint shake of his head. “What a rare and beautiful thing you are.”
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