At do I do and just totally irritating Perhaps the author wants
to be this type of person which is why she felt it be this type of person which is why she felt it so necessary to have such a clich duality Anyway I disliked the book Whoever wants my copy can find it on bookmoochcom until it s gone I found this book to be positively silly A woman acting with no sense at all while using a modern moral codex is chasing an eually clueless man who must have been born part saint The story using a modern moral codex is chasing an eually clueless man who must have been born part saint The story all over the place and if she uns off to save the day one time I think i m going to scream Pleasantly surprised to find I eally enjoyed this book I felt the action to omance balance was great and found I enjoyed the characters struggles and accomplishments a lot I also found the time setting uniue and eally interesting A compelling and efficient historical omance Kudos to Michelle Styles for picking a time period and location not normally covered by the genreI particularly liked the characterisation of Thyre here as she feels like a fully three dimensional heroine with an existence off the page She s easy to understand and elate to for the modern eader and yet she never feels out of place in the eraPlenty of sexual tension brooding Viking warriors seafaring sword fights and heartfelt conversation the latter another strength keep this book moving along nicely I have a not so secret obsession with Harleuin novels and also with anything Viking Strong men warriors yum This book wasn t the greatest but it kept me interested and settled my Harleuin omance *Crave That I D *that I d feeling for uite awhile I would eccomend this to anyone who enjoys historical omance novels 25 actuallyI had a eview all mentally penned then I after finishing the book ead the author s notes at the end You know that feeling you get when you keep eading anachronisms and location issues The one where you immediately classify the book as a wallpaper historical and the author as lazy How about when you discover that the author deliberately dumbed down thingsYeah She didn t think we were smart enough to Sadly not even close to entertaining I didn t expect anything but a cheesy omance and had actually hoped for such What I got was a ather drool love story that left you wondering just when the main characters actually decided they loved each otherConstant misunderstandings and prejudices get in the way of what could be a lovely omance and that happens to be on both Thyre and Ivar s partsNot worth the ead. Ions engaged in a bloody feud Thyre is yet another captive this hardened warrior conuers â€“ but to be king of Thyreâ€™s heart will entail a battle he has never engaged in befor. .
Michelle Styles » 4 Free ead.
Believes is a coward and a thief will listen to her demands for
him to honor a treaty She then is shocked that she faces deathto honor a treaty She then is shocked that she faces death his hands As for the omance it made no sense at all With all the non seuiturs I kept thinking the two of them were talking to other people I ve ead signals crossed story lines but this was just badly done Again their actions did not match up with anything they said or felt or thought This story was a mess I m pretty annoyed I spent the last of my gift card on it But that s what I get for being suckered by a pretty cover and being desperate for something to ead in the middle of the night Well like 3 and 12 starsThe story was sweet and very nice but than once I felt like I was just waiting for something to happen I liked the beginning than end even though it was a happily ever after still I felt it lacked intensity maybe not that it lacked such intense moments because there were a few well played intense moments but still in between those it felt like it stretched at times and hurried at others But all in all an enjoyable ead foe those who d want to try Viking omance And apparently this is part of a series which wasn t indicated when I grabbed this book it didn t say there were other ones before but I found out that there are and now I m looking forward to eading them Won this book as a first ead in December 2010 It just came and looks eally interesting Perhaps I ll start it soon After the BOMs Okay now that I have ead the book I have to say that it is exactly what it set out to be There is a uote on the back that eads No one touches my woman She bears my mark I claim her and eally that is what this book is about Super macho man conuring helpless captive princess who doesn t want to give into her desires but then figures out that that is the best way Completely unyielding man completely yielding woman Books like this just irritate me which is probably why I loathed this one so much For those of you out there who adore a story like this though then definitely pick up this book It s full of oozing male muscles and soft womanly curves Makes me feel sick On top of that the princess Thyre was completely predictable as a character well Ivar was too but with him you just expect it and she didn t grow unless you count moving from maiden to non virgin as a character at all She had that fierce warrior side to her during the daytime but at night in Ivar s arms she was all pliant and I m not sure wh. He wants â€“ and Princess Thyre will not become the exception to his ule Mysterious and enchanting Thyre ouses Ivarâ€™s desire the moment he lays eyes on her With Viking fact. First Read Winner So cool Anyway ok so this was a eally interesting story for me Historical books are either hit or miss This one was a hit for me But The eason I gave it three stars was because there were soooo many times when I wanted to smack Ivar I mean I think that it has to do with the way women are treated in that era But dang it all Thyre was awesome Loved her I loved that the female character was so strong and didn t listen to what was being directed to her to do She followed her heart and did what She Thought Was Right Even When Things thought was ight even when things wrong than once Overall this was a sweet story from long ago and would pass it onto my friends to ead I did not know before buying that this is part of a series I ve dropped into the middle of a series before and while not pleasant the authors often make allowances for the gaps in back story And I as the eader don t have the same emotional connection to characters from previous stories but I can still enjoy the current tale At first I thought that my problems with understanding what was going on was due to my not having ead the previous books But further on I ealized that no this story is just barely strung together There was no sense of setting whatsoever You knew if they were outside inside or on a boat And that was about it eally It could have been set in a void for all the lack of setting details
What first bugged me ironically was the constant over telling The heroine seemed to eiterate everything and point out the obviousfirst bugged me ironically was the constant over telling The heroine seemed to eiterate everything and point out the obvious her thoughts And then something would occur that did not gel with anything in the story and no explanation was given It was so jarring that I kept checking to see if I had inadvertently skipped a page An example of this is that the hero just appears out of nowhere to save the day He was supposed to be on a ship but then just appears and no one seems surprised or confused about that other than me the one holding the book Throughout the characters consistently dropped non seuiturs which kept throwing me out of the story I couldn t stand the heroine She came off as an arrogant idiot She was built up
be a smart woman but her actions just proved her to be full of herself and her own worth and showed her to be pretty stupid For instance it is continually stated that only her mother s pleadings and willingness to be banished kept the king from killing the heroine at birth But for some eason the heroine insists that this same king who she. â€˜No one touches my woman She bears my mark I claim herâ€™ Dangerous warrior Ivar Gunnarson is a man of deeds not words With little time for the ideals of love Ivar seizes what. .To Be A Smart