Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be sharing my review for The Viking Chief’s Marriage Alliance by Lucy Morris today. With thanks to the publisher for my copy via Netgalley. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
A challenging wife
For a warrior Viking
When Thorstein Bergson rescues a beautiful woman from a storm-tossed long-ship he little expects to broker a powerful marriage alliance with her. This high-status ice queen is not the comfortable wife this warrior chief is seeking. But maybe the bitter-sweet pain in Gyda’s eyes hides another woman beneath? The one he tasted that first night when she’d kissed him with such pent-up longing…?
Oh I loved this book! There was something so engaging and special about it. From the characters and their gorgeous chemistry. To the story with drama filled moments and romance that played out perfectly. Gyda was the perfect heroine. Strong, determined and more than willing to stand up to Thorstein! It was so lovely to see her kind heart and independent nature shine through. Now, if I’m being honest I think I fell a little for Thorstein. He was very wary of falling in love after a disastrous marriage and this gave him some serious trust issues. However I couldn’t help but like him especially the way he looked after the people in the settlement. I loved the way his character developed even though he fought his feelings for Gyda every step of the way.
The pacing was great throughout and I found myself completely caught up in Thorstein and Gyda’s story. From a fiery first meeting that definitely gave the wrong impression. To the way slowly but surely something begins to blossom between this pair. However it wasn’t all plain sailing, let’s just say that there were plenty of misunderstandings along the way. This all brought drama and emotional conflict. Which all combined to create a thoroughly entertaining story with their connection simmering away. The Viking Chief’s Marriage Alliance reminded me of how much I love Viking romances. I definitely need to read more of them and especially anything by Lucy Morris. I know I’m repeating myself but I really loved this book!