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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  791 ratings  ·  124 reviews


They were known to be the fiercest of all Norse warriors, charging into battle in a wild frenzy, no protection except the weapon they held in their hand.

Said to have the spirit of a wild animal inside of them, they were feared … revered.

And I had fallen in love with one.


I was a wanderer, a free spirit. I was paid to track and hunt, to kill. It’s what
Published December 27th 2018 by Jenika Snow
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Jan 22, 2019 rated it liked it
***3.5 stars!***
Sophia Triad
“Calder,” she whispered, awe and a little apprehension clear in her voice.
“Yes, Calder the Feral.” I whispered, too. But mine wasn’t filled with fear or uncertainty.
Mine was filled with desire.

Viking quick romance. If you don't mind your men a bit savage, big and definitely dirty.

“My female wants me out of control? You want me to let the beast free, to claim you in the way I see fit?”
Lorraine Lesar
Short but sexy quickie

“Claim me, Viking Warrior”.
I do so like a good Claiming. Throw in a Berserker and I’m in Valhalla Heaven.
This has no historical value whatsoever, but in terms of sexy value? A little winner.
3* this Berserker can serker me anytime stars from me.
Elizabeth Neal
Greta knows her family - parents, brother, and sister - could use the money, yet she can't help but be relieved when her dad refuses Elig's offer for her. He makes Greta's skin crawl for reasons she doesn't understand, she just know she'll continue to avoid him as much as possible. Something that isn't always easy to do in their village. Besides, he isn't Calder, the man, the Viking berserker, she'd love to spend time with.

Calder was born to be a berserker, and as such, has resigned himself to b
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
HOLY SWEET BABY VIKING! I absolutely love Vikings and how they came to be. I watch TV shows all the time so when I saw that Jenika was writing a story about Vikings I jumped at the chance to read it and I have to say that this is a MUST MUST READ for all who love Viking stories and strong men who will do anything for their woman.

Calder is a Berserker Viking who is known to be the baddest Viking there is. He is feared by all because he is known to hunt down his prey and kill it. But he finds hims
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I need to find a Viking that’s for sure.

Greta is the eldest daughter and has recently caught the eye of Elig, he has asked for her hand in marriage and been refused more than once much to Greta’s delight even though she knows the money he is offering for her would help her parents and the rest of her family, she knows that her life would be one of misery. The man she really wants is Calder the Beserker he is feared by most but there is something about him that just calls to her in an elemental
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: totally-safe
Safe read

No OW Drama
Virgin h
Celibate H
OTT alpha
Insta love
No abuse
HEA with epilogue
Greta Leifsdotter is fortunate in that her father wants her to have a say in who will be her husband refusing all offers, many sizable, until she agrees to the match. Unfortunate for the men who seek to make her theirs, Greta's heart is already taken. which no amount of money or incentives will change.

Calder, nomad Berserker, is a fearsome warrior and tracker who has aided Greta's settlement many a time but keeps distant otherwise. Reputed to have the heart of a wild animal, his battle skills
April Symes
A wild and dangerously hot Viking romance. One that is red-hot, quick and steamy! It's an over the top PNR love story!
Calder and Greta were two people definitely drawn to one another but then someone threatens her and tries to take what is really Calder's!!. Calder showed what a Berserker is truly made of. The story isn't meant to be pretty but when is love ever ? Calder and Greta really showed what love is all about and Calder proved his love when he  saved her and he claimed her. Wowza!!!! Thi
Macaela Conder
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: confirmed-safe
A guaranteed 100% safe series from this author. Always short, insta, and HOT
Ruby Ap.
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Ruby by: Been reading author's work since the beginning :)
The author, Jenika Snow once again has given us, her readers and fans, a smash hit of a story! :)
Calder, a Berserker warrior, fierce, loyal and very strong, is one of the most feared human beings' known but the moment he meets Greta, he knows deep within his hardened warrior soul that she was meant for him and will do absolutely EVERYTHING to claim her as his. He lets everyone know that Greta is his but another man wants her too and kidnaps her with the intention of forcing her to be his wife (d
Janice Somers
This is a story that was so awesome and such a great read. The story is part of "A Real Man #18" and I have read all of them and each one gets better and better although to me this one was the best and most exciting one to read, for me. I had not read a Berserker story before but I do love Vikings. The story is about Calder, a Norse warrior/berserker, who has fallen in love with Greta, a young girl. He keeps coming back to the same village because of her. He watches her, knowing he shouldn't onl ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
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Sassy Southern
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have suuuuuuch a weakness for viking/berserker alpha men. Calder is so possessive and hot it had me swooning. Greta has watched Calder from afar just as he has watched her. After a spurned marriage proposition Egil decided to steal Greta and Calder just isn’t having that he hunts him down and claims what’s his. Greta and Calder finally coming together was pure passion and fire it was sexy and was a perfect ending. Five stars I’m never disappointed by a book from Jenika Snow.- By Tiffany
Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
Prepare to love Vikings even more after picking up this one. For being such a fast read Berserker really packs a punch with scorching heat only slightly mellowed out with some delicious sweetness. This novella starts off with some seriously electric chemistry between Greta and Calder that continues to grow into to an explosive heat that will have you panting. A pinch of drama and action bring even more to the story giving you a quick read that leaves you feeling completely satisfied.
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great smutty goodness, with an actual decent plot. I enjoyed this story a lot. It’s short, and perfect before bed type of story.
Jenika Snow can pen a short story I tell you. I just love her Real Man series and Berserker is a great addition.

Gotta love us some hot Viking right? Calder..mmm swoon time. No really A viking he is, a wanderer but he always comes back to that/this one village.

Back in the day when you were told who you were marrying it was rare that a Father gave you his daughter a say in what your future will be. Greta's father wanted her to be happy and saying no to the Jack #@# well was his right.

Very quick
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hea, a-to-z-challenge
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Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
loved this one. Greta was a young woman wanting to be with one man. But there was another that wanted her even against her will. There was only one that could save her. But would he be in time.
Calder was a berserker. They lived on the fringe of society because they were feared. But Calder wanted Greta with all he was. Then he heard she had been taken. He had to get her back she was his and his alone. There is nothing like a Berserker especially one going after what was his. Will he be in time o
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
5 Stars

Ms. Snow has taken it upon herself to bring us a sexy Viking in her most recent Real Man story. This book is not historically accurate, but it is sexy, steamy and intense. Sometimes you just want a quick read that can give you an alpha male that knows what he wants and the woman who is happy to oblige. This book fits the bill and as usual Jenika Snow does not let us down with some seriously over the top sex scenes! Check it out for a perfect afternoon or night time read!

Cara - Alphas Do I
Anya Champagne
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Another Jenika Snow Real Man Book. Each book is a stand alone story about an over the top alpha male who finds instant love and is determined to get the woman of his desires. Greta is a damsel in distress heroine who pines for Calder, our beserker hero. Calder watches her from a far until she’s kidnapped and he realizes she’s everything to him. Steamy hot unrealistic fun.
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
He is a warrior and he is very fierce but he finds himself being drawn towards one village where she was. She was too innocent for him but when she is taken he will do anything to get her back and when her his. Will he succeed? See if he will

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Linda Barrett
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tamed by his woman

Berserker is a full on alpha takes his mate novella.
It's sizzling white hot and fierce but also has some incredibly swoonworthy moments too.
Calder and Greta have noticed each other from afar but never done anything about it until life changed in a blink of an eye and Calder went on a mission to retrieve his one and only.
This is one fierce alpha you can't say no too so I suggest you buy/borrow this novella as soon as you can.
Calder is waiting in his furs for you to unleash the
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love this #18...still love at first sight, lust up to the eye balls, and insta-marriage/relationship.
A Real Man seals the deal fast...LOL
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wham bam Viking

It was a quick, hit,sexy read. Enjoyed it , love the story. And how the Beserker got his woman.
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Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This one is my favourite Real Man Book this year. Absolutely loved it. Vikings/Beserkers, stolen virgins & growly MINE type claiming. Completely OTT and I loved it.
Jo Reads Romance
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
A shot of the good stuff
4 stars

Sometimes this is just the kind of book that you need. It’s kind of like a sharp, satisfying shot of espresso when you’ve been drinking a lot of cappuccinos and lattes.

At just 66 pages long - I devoured this book in one sitting and felt fully satisfied once I hit the end. You’re gripped from the start and there are no slow parts or much back story, making this a real page turner.

Despite the short length - you easily get to know the characters and root for them. O
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Greta's hand in marriage had been refused by her father to Egil although she knew the offer would have helped her father, mother, sister and brother she was glad because everyone knew the type of Viking he was. She knew that if she had married him he would have treated her as nothing more than a piece of property. Greta was afraid he would retaliate towards her father since he would feel he was humiliated, denied his right.

Greta had eyes and heart for another Viking, Calder the Feral. A berserke
Renee Entress
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, and dirty talking naughty fun.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Lumberjack (A Real Man, #1)
Virgin (A Real Man, #2)
Baby Fever (A Real Man, #3)
Experienced (A Real Man, #4)
Roommate (A Real Man, #5)
Arrogant (A Real Man, #6)
Feral (A Real Man, #7)
Dirty (A Real Man, #8)
Viking (A Real Man, #9)
Blacksmith (A Real Man #10)
Brutal (A Real Man #11)
Kilt Me (A Real Man #12)
Mine (A Real Man #13)
Alpha Male
Berserker is book eighteen in the real man series. This story is short, fast paced and action packed. I devoured this story in one sitting and was satisfied throughout. I liked Greta but I loved Calder. Greta was sweet and shy; Calder was hard, silent and tough. Calder is a berserker. He doesn’t live in the village. He is a lone warrior. Calder has wanted Greta for a while and she is the reason he still returns to the village. He doesn’t feel like he is good enough for Greta and doesn’t plan on ...more
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Other books in the series

A Real Man (1 - 10 of 19 books)
  • Lumberjack (A Real Man, #1)
  • Virgin (A Real Man, #2)
  • Baby Fever (A Real Man, #3)
  • Experienced (A Real Man, #4)
  • Roommate (A Real Man, #5)
  • Arrogant (A Real Man, #6)
  • Feral (A Real Man, #7)
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