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Loki's Daughters by Delle Jacobs
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6/10

First off, this cover gave me nightmares. I didn't notice Ronan standing in the background until I glanced at the cover at around 3 am. It's like he's hiding in the shadows...always watching...*shiver*

Loki's Daughters is a historical romance set in the 9th century. This is the first Viking romance I have read. The basis of the story is that these Northmen (as they proclaim they are the happy, farming type of Vikings, not the angry marauding type) come to a Celtic town to claim wives and rebuild the village, led by a particularly handsome man--of course--named Ronan. Ronan the friendly Viking has been in love with Arienh since he saved her years ago from an attack by his uncle's clan. Arienh has been the head of her village since Viking raiders killed all of their men and raped and blinded her sister. As such, she is reluctant to accept these men into their village despite her immediate attraction to Ronan.

This story was primarily a romance with a bit of action on the side. The romance was cute most of the time--and a bit steamy when neccessary. Ronan really was a good guy. He tries very hard to woo Arienh, and most of his men also fall instantly in love with the other Celtic women...convenient. Unfortunately, the 9th century Viking's way of wooing seems to resemble that of a caveman. I've picked you to be my wife, here is a duck and shelter, you're mine now, yes? It would probably piss me off if this book was set in a later time period, but this is the 9th century...what do you expect? My issues with this book arose with Arienh. She is absolutely determined to keep away from Ronan just because she thinks she is protecting her sister and the other villagers. I could understand this for a bit in the beginning, but I swear this conflict went on through the ENTIRE book. Every time she saw him it was "Oh golly, I could never love a Viking...they're all evil." Ugh. Move on. He's a good guy.

Despite that little rant, I did enjoy the book as a whole. It was a quick read, and Ronan was quite an adorable suitor, if a little bone-headed at times. Maybe because he was a little bone-headed. The secondary characters all had their own little stories and little side plots, but the didn't detract from the main plot. I would suggest this book if you are looking for something cute and quick with a bit of a primitive romantic setting.

-Jenny (Sinful Stories)
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Reading Progress

May 20, 2014 – Started Reading
May 20, 2014 – Shelved
May 20, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
May 21, 2014 – Shelved as: historical-romance
May 21, 2014 – Finished Reading

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