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A warrior bride in the Viking's bed...A hot-tempered redhead with a talent for sword craft, Lara Ottarsdotter has seen off many an unwanted suitor! Then the Viking warlord Finn Egilsson comes seeking vengeance on a mutual enemy, and Lara's despairing father offers him a bounty of ships and swords. The price? Finn must take Lara as his wife.Finn has no wish to endure marriaA warrior bride in the Viking's bed...A hot-tempered redhead with a talent for sword craft, Lara Ottarsdotter has seen off many an unwanted suitor! Then the Viking warlord Finn Egilsson comes seeking vengeance on a mutual enemy, and Lara's despairing father offers him a bounty of ships and swords. The price? Finn must take Lara as his wife.Finn has no wish to endure marriage again, yet his reluctant bride fires his blood with one passionate kiss. Her courage means she will never yield in battle, but soon all he wants is her ultimate, willing surrender - in the marriage bed!...

Title : Surrender to the Viking
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ISBN : 9780373297900
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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Surrender to the Viking Reviews

  • Krista Baetiong Tungol
    2019-03-25 15:57

    The other day I was watching Vikings when I thought of reading a random Viking story to keep my mind off the fact that the TV series has already killed off Ragnar Lothbrok, and it is truly never the same without him. Sadly, I’ve finished all ten books of Bernard Cornwell about the Danes’ foray into England (the exceptional The Saxon Stories), and so I had to browse my e-shelf for another similar Viking story before coming across with this one. It's almost a tedious task reading this book when I kept seeing the usual ingredients that are apparent in any historical romance setting (the love-hate relationship, the handsome strapping men and beautiful gutsy women, a love suddenly born in the midst of chaos or after one of them almost died in a mishap of their own making, even the unimaginative book title and cover!), although I think its saving grace came after the author highlighted several Viking mores such as their sacrificial rituals and sword-naming practices, and when she ended the novel without a swooning female protagonist, a domineering male protagonist, a thousand cheesy love declarations, or even the perpetually gratuitous bed (or quick tumble-in-the-hay) scenes. Incidentally, I learned that the author (whose real name is Jane Croft) passed away in 2013 due to brain tumor, but not without leaving a number of historical romance books and inspirational poems for her readers. One of these poems, Afterwards, is beautiful and heartfelt.AfterwardsI’d like to think some words of mineSurvived into some distant future time;That someone, reading, found a thoughtThat resonated in his mind,And by that means I touched a chordIn him as others long since deadHave done in me. And he might smileTo hear the echo of his inmost thoughtReturned, and know that he was not alone.(Miss Croft, you need not worry, because this poem is eternal and has indeed touched a chord in me.)

  • Diandra Fernandes
    2019-03-17 09:36

    Esse é o quarto livro da série e o considero mais fraco até agora. (view spoiler)[- Se olhar bem a trama é bem fraca, o texto é repetitivo (mulheres não podem isso e aquilo) embora seja a verdade de Lara, ainda mais naquela época, é cansativo demais ler isso várias vezes e ela perdeu boa parte de sua personalidade assim que se apaixonou. - A reação ao casamento arranjado foi muito aceitável, até mesmo em função do mau casamento de sua irmã que morreu no parto que tornou seu medo ainda mais concreto. Mas se de início Lara era destemida e não era submissa. Logo após se apaixonar vivia pedindo perdão pelas mínimas coisas e se mostrava desesperada por agradar. Perto do fim sua coragem reapareceu e ela foi valente (matou dois). - Finn, o típico viking doce e bom moço de Joanna Fulford. Não, que eu não goste deles, mas são tão parecidos... tirando a história de vida e os dramas pessoais, eles agem, falam e tratam as mocinhas de forma idêntica. Claro vou abrir um parentese sobre Lief do livro anterior (Entre a vingança e o desejo) que foi o mais grosso e cabeça dura de todos. Finn como história não teve quase nada além de uma ex-esposa infiel. - O conflito com o vilão foi tão... sei lá, mal tramado que nem teve muita importância. Se falou muito, mas o combate foi rápido. (hide spoiler)]

  • Elisa Vangelisti
    2019-03-05 12:56

    Ho fatto fatica a proseguire la lettura, ma sono arrivata in fondo. Prima di tutto perché Joanna ha il merito di aver costruito due protagonisti insoliti. Battibeccano e discutono, ma sempre sul limite della ragionevolezza. Lui non è il classico bruto vichingo della serie tu-donna-fai-quello-che-dice-io-uomo e lei non è la solita indomita donzella che fa di tutto per rompere i gusci nel paniere del neosposo. Perché il fatto è questo (sia pur facilmente reperibile nelle varie descrizioni online): lui (Finn) ha bisogno di uomini per combattere il cattivo e li chiede a un uomo che in cambio vuole che gli sposi la figlia (Lara. Per una serie di motivi che non mi dilungo a spiegare). Finn accetta e Lara inizialmente teme il peggio, ma la rara sensibilità di Finn le permette di fidarsi di lui poco alla volta, al punto che si lascerà ammaliare e i sentimenti fioriranno da ambo le parti. Non sarà una cosa facile e avverrà per gradi. Nei loro discorsi Lara e Finn saranno davvero ammirevoli. Il problema è che Joanna spiega tutto ciò con tale pacata lentezza da far venire sonno. Le stelle sarebbero due e mezzo, ma visto che non lo rileggerò propendo più per due.

  • Eteline Rangel
    2019-03-19 10:04

    muy interesante serie, me agradó bastante, lastima y siento mucha pena que la autora falleciera casi al termino de esta historia, en fin una novela con bonito final y entretenida.

  • Cristin Ferro
    2019-02-27 14:04

    3,5. Sigue la línea de la anterior novela de la serie, en este caso narra la historia de Finn, otro de los hermanos implicados en la huida que se da en Desafío a un vikingo. Me ha gustado como, a pesar de las similitudes, la autora consigue crear una novela totalmente diferente y sacarse de la manga algunas situaciones de lo más inesperadas.

  • Renégade ♥
    2019-03-26 09:41

    4 stars

  • Karine Darnessy
    2019-03-24 14:54

    http://songedunenuitdete.com/2015/10/...J’ai été ravie de me replonger dans un roman de l’auteur, ayant apprécié ces ouvrages précédents sur le monde viking. Nous rencontrons Lara, jeune femme de dix-huit ans qui repousse un à un ses prétendants. Elle veut à tout prix éviter le même sort que sa sœur. Un matin, elle voit débarquer un drakkar avec à son bord une vingtaine d’hommes. Leur chef Finn Egilsson vient demander des renforts à son père pour écraser leur ennemi Steingrim. Celui-ci les a déjà attaqués en mettant le feu au donjon offert par le roi à son frère Leif.Au premier abord, j’ai trouvé Lara un peu trop agressive avec Finn. Même s’il n’a rien tenté, elle déploie ses forces pour le décourager dans quoi que ce soit. Quant à notre héros masculin, j’ai été surprise qu’il ne s’énerve pas de ce comportement et qu’il trouve cela plutôt amusant et divertissant. J’ai bien ri le jour du départ vers le donjon de Finn. Porter Lara comme un vulgaire sac à patates pour la forcer à monter sur le bateau. Ce fut un passage divertissant.Concernant les personnages en eux-mêmes, je les ai trouvés attachants avec leurs doutes et leurs espoirs. J’ai beaucoup aimé l’évolution de Lara. Peu à peu, elle troque son agressivité par la curiosité et commence à voir que son mari n’est pas comme celui de sa sœur, qu’il est bien différent de ce qu’elle s’imaginait. De plus, je n’ai pas été en reste avec l’action. On est servi assez tôt par un combat assez violent et j’ai eu peur pour notre héroïne.Pour finir, j’ai apprécié ma lecture. C’est un roman qui se lit rapidement. J’aime toujours autant la plume de l’auteur et ces histoires chez les Vikings.

  • Trudy Miner
    2019-03-19 11:49

    Lara Ottarsdotter is skilled with a sword. She uses that skill to scare off would-be suitors so she doesn't have to endure a marriage like the one that killed her sister. When Finn Egilsson comes to her father's steading seeking vengeance on a mutual enemy, Lara's father sees a chance to marry her off; he'll help Finn out only if he marries Lara. Unwilling to marry again especially to a hot-tempered, sword-wielding redhead, Finn knows he has no other choice if he's to get the help he needs. Spying Lara practicing in the pre-dawn morning, Finn is taken by her bravery and shows her some better moves. As they grow closer, their enemy also grows closer and Lara's skill as a swordsman will soon be necessary when they travel to Finn's homeland.As with the other Victorious Viking book, this one was historically accurate, lushly described and the characters were believable. Viking women were, after all, more liberated than their later ones. I really liked this story. I always read dedications and this one is very poignant:"In memory of Jane Croft, writing as Joanna Fulford:Dedication from Brian, Her Loving HusbandTo Leonie Martin, Rosie Gilligan, Sue Pacey, Carol Vardy, Ann Norman, Gaynor Roberts and Graham Godfrey, who supported Jane throughout her writing career and me since."I will miss this author and her work a lot.

  • May
    2019-03-23 07:56

    I felt this medieval romance between a warlord (Finn) and wanna-be warrior princess (Lara) to be...romantic but wholly uneven. The growing mutual admiration and romance between the characters in the first part was interesting especially as it centered around chasing down the villian. But by the time the couple finally reach Finn's estate, somehow the romance between the two characters seemed kinda boring, particularly as the characters take on their traditional roles as lord and lady. Aside from the brief interlude where Finn's men spy on the couple's training session, the re-appearance of the villian and Lara's subsequent mild amnesisa seemed like heavy-handed plot devices to spice up a rather bland marriage. In retrospect, I think I would have preferred if the characters got married at the very end because they were much more romantic and appealing when they were tip-toeing around each other.

  • Leila Anani
    2019-03-20 07:37

    Viking Hero Finn goes to visit an old family friend to get men and ships to defeat his enemy. In return the Jaal demands that he marry his warrior like daughter Lara. Neither are happy at the match - Lara doesn't want a husband and Finn hasn't got over the fact that his first wife committed suicide when he murdered her lover...As Viking romances go this one hums along merrily enough. I particularly liked the heroine Lara. She was feisty, intelligent, witty and competent. Finn the hero was ok but I didn't think that he deserved Lara, indeed the villain and he himself points this out. I didn't find him all that interesting, and some of his thoughts on equality were maybe a bit too modern. I did like the fact that he gave Lara a sword as a gift though. I also liked the ritual they use to revive her at one point.This one's a nice 'lite' read and a fun Viking romance, not as sexy as some, but not bad.

  • Maria
    2019-03-16 15:55

    Finn and Lara' s story was great. Finn made a bargain and with it he obtained a wife. A very saucy wife who would keep him on his toes. He never wanted to love again, because betrayal hurts. Lara the firery redhead did not want to marry at all, but she had to do her duty. In short order she fell for her husband, but could he love again? There were obstacles to overcome the one being an enemy in pursuit of Finn and the obstacle of overcoming his betrayal.This was a hot and steamy viking romance that had a great story interwoven within. I highly recommend this book. The only thing that was missing was an epilogue that I wish the author would have added. I look forward to more from this author about Vikings.

  • Harlequin Books
    2019-03-03 10:01

    "Fans have made Fulford’s Viking series a favorite since there is nothing quite like a strong, sexy, broad-shouldered warrior to make your heart beat faster. But it isn’t just her heroes who appeal to readers; it’s the strong heroines, exciting adventures and fast pace that keep them coming back for more. Now Fulford delivers what they want with this marriage-of-convenience/battle-of-wills romance (RT Book Reviews)". 4 stars Miniseries: Victorious Vikings

  • L.A. Miller
    2019-03-12 15:47

    The third in the Victorious Vikings series while I enjoyed the book, it wasn't as good as the first two. I felt like Ms. Fulford didn't put in the details in the character development as much and for that reason I wasn't connected to either Lara or Finn. Still it was an easy read and if you are looking for a good book to read at the beach then this will fit the bill.

  • Lizy
    2019-03-15 13:42

    This book was purely average. Predictable characters, predictable plot, extremely flat antagonist. I got the book for 49c and it was what I expected. I did like that the book seemed pretty well-researched in terms of the gods and whatnot, but otherwise the book's a solid 3.oh, and I hate the ending.

  • Adria
    2019-03-06 08:38

    For as silly as the title is, this was an enjoyable read in the romance genre. I don't normally read historical romance anymore, but I have a soft spot for it (nostalgia), and I loved the characters in this book.

  • Modesty_b
    2019-03-17 07:52

    loved every part of the story :)

  • Harlequin Historical
    2019-03-21 09:39

    Miniseries: Victorious Vikings

  • Laura deLuna
    2019-02-27 13:03

    it was actually pretty good... except for the whole forced marriage thing... but he didnt rape her... and she has some autonomy... and i kinda liked it so... yeah.

  • Christine Ojos Verdes
    2019-03-21 14:58

    ^^