"His brother’s wedding brings norse prince Mykyl back to Bratthl’id Norway, and face to face with the proud Amoda Ni Cormac, a woman destined to be his oldest brother’s concubine. Driven by revenge, Mykyl steals the emerald eyed beauty."
Pages: 284 pages
Publisher: Champagne Books Publishing on March 2009
Form: E-book (from tour for an honest review)
Genre: Historical Romance
Amazon: Buy / $8.03 (Kindle) ( EU price, click to see yours )
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $5.10 (Nook)
Excerpt: Small but Good Excerpt
"Sibling rivalry, deceit, and seduction flourish in ancient Ireland as Amoda Ni Cormac struggles to free herself from the shadows of her enslavement.
His brother’s wedding brings norse prince Mykyl back to Bratthl’id Norway, and face to face with the proud Amoda Ni Cormac, a woman destined to be his oldest brother’s concubine. Driven by revenge, Mykyl steals the emerald eyed beauty.
Bound by duty, secrets, and lies, Mykyl and Amoda are caught in a battle for survival that will ultimately set them free." ~From Goodreads
I love historical romance. I loved it when it's accurate and detailed, and I love it when it's more loose and mainly emotional - I go both ways, so I did love the story of a slave getting stolen to be another's mistress. I liked Amoda a lot, she was a spitfire, proud and capable and knew how to survive, plus the things coming out of her mouth often had me giggling or cringing. I hated Olaf and Tyr, they seriously creeped me out. I love Mykyl, his pride, his holier than tho attitude but also his good heart and his desire for Amoda. What I hated about him was his name. Sorry, I know it's supposed to just sound like Michael but my language is phonetic. No one else probably won't give this even one though, but I'm Finnish and that "name" just comes way too close to a really yukky thing in Finnish. This almost made me stop reading first couple of chapter in.
Luckily I didn't stop because this book was so good! I became numb to the name and just enjoyed the story. I enjoyed all of the trouble and bullying Amoda went through, the threat Olaf proposed and the battle M went through inside noticing he was falling in love with Amoda. I liked the time period, I liked the supporting cast and I loved the prickly chemistry between Amoda and M.
Recommended for Historical Romance lovers who like their men norse vikings and their women tough little spitfires with a bite. Just think of Alexander Skårgard and Emma Stone.