Author: Victoria VaneGenre: Historical RomanceLength: novellaPublisher: Indie PublishedRelease Date: October 29, 2015Source: Author Request
Rating: 4 1/2Heat Rating: 4
Reviewed by: LaurieShe vowed to defy him to her dying breath... but passion blurs the line between love and hate...The bluest blood and the hardest heart... at least when it comes to marriage... The daughter of a duke and granddaughter of a king, Adele of Vannes was bartered at birth in a marriage treaty for the sole purpose of producing a royal heir. When her philandering husband is slain by Norse marauders, Adele’s only desire is to retire to the peace and solitude of a cloister—until coerced to wed a savage Norseman. Adele knows that her beloved Brittany needs a strong hand to survive, but how can she ever reconcile her bitterness and hatred with the desire she feels for her avowed enemy?
She’s the jewel he seeks for his Breton crown...A Barbarian bent on building a dynasty, Valdrik Vargr, ‘the Norse Wolf,’ is renowned for both his bravery in battle and shrewdness in statecraft. Setting his sights on claiming the kingdom of Brittany, he knows that siring sons from royal blood would solidify his hold, but the woman he would claim as his queen refuses to have him. Will he fuel her hatred by taking her to his bed, or will the man who strikes terror in the hearts of men be reduced to wooing his bride?
Victoria Vane flair for writing historical romance shines bright in her new historical series, World of de Wolfe Pack. I for one am hooked and ready for the next book.
In my years of trying to read novellas I have concluded that it takes a talented author to write a well-rounded novella that satisfies my full length novel appetite and Mrs. Vane has that talent, she created a romance between two characters and set up a world in the shortest amount of time possible and then, she also leaves you hungry for the next couple’s story.
My only regret with this story is I wished the author could have wrote in more detail of the world such as, clothing and the setting of the world in the castle. I really do believe if she would have added just a few minor touches, this novella would have been a knock out for me.
I enjoyed the characters especially Adele, you cannot help but feel for her at first and you cannot help but admire her for her strength given the time period. Valdrik is the right character to bring out the best in Adele. Together they can take on anything that comes there way.
Vane leaves you with one HEA and sets you up with a cliffhanger at the end for the next couple. I love it when an author has the talent to leave you hanging in for the next couple in the series.
If you want a quick hot Medieval Romance please give this book a try.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review.*