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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 217 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373795386
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373795383
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,858,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Three-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The author of over seventy books enjoys writing contemporary romance and medieval historicals alike. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly--love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with fellow author and BFF Catherine Mann, with whom she's currently co-authoring a "Runaway Brides" series for Tule Publishing. When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons. http://joannerock.com

YA books as J.K. Rock http://jkrock.net

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Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lily Bart on May 8, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I loved this book and I would recommend it strongly. Wulf the Viking and Gwendolyn the Saxon heiress are a very caring couple and the love scenes are really exciting. I also like how she helps him let go of the pain of his past, being rejected by a cruel flirt and then blamed for her death by his king and the other Viking warriors.

The one thing I would say is that Wulf, as a hero, is a little too much Mr. Nice Viking. I know we no longer do bodice ripping, forced seduction, but a hero should still have a dark edge, a potential menace. This rugged hunk was just a pussycat right from the get go! He snatches Gwendolyn from her castle and next thing you know he's giving her foot rubs, feeding her hot fish right from the fire, and sharing his mead while promising to give her a fun "adventure."

Somehow I always pictured Vikings as being a little more unpleasant, even a bit confrontational.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on April 1, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In 885 in Wessex, Lady Gwendolyn is an independent person. Her nurturing parents educated her to insure she depended on no one but herself. When they died, she is forced to give up learning for embroidery by her guardian as being a lady activity though she is bored by the stitching. Instead she climbs castle walls and runs loose when she can.

In spite of King Alfred's efforts to keep his Saxon kingdom safe, Norse raiders continually assault Wessex. During one of these forays, Norse chieftain Wulf Giersson spots and captures Gwendolyn. Her élan for life grips him as no woman has before and he vows to make the wildcat his. However, as her Saxon countrymen mount a rescue attempt and another Norse raider wants her, Wulf soon learns who the captive in his relationship with Lady Gwendolyn is.

This is a great Blazing Dark Ages romance starring two strong protagonists and a powerful support cast in pursuit. The story line is fast-paced from the moment Wulf sees Gwendolyn and never slows down until the final confrontations. Readers will be held captive by Joanne Rock's superb historical.

Harriet Klausner
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alohabookworm on September 16, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
If you like a gorgeous, fearless, powerful Viking that always comes through for his girl, then this is your book. Furthermore, if he's emotionally bruised, but willing to give his all to his girl in the realm of pleasure, you're in luck.

This was a quick read, and the sexual tension and lovescenes a must to experience. Joanne really Rock(s)when it comes to those elements of a tale. For me, the story lacked a little depth, but for an enjoyable read, it satisfies.
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Gwendolyn of Wessex's early life had been a wonderful adventure, thanks to her parents, two wealthy scholars who had traveled the world. Now, at age twenty, she finds herself widowed and once more under the control of a powerful nobleman, Richard Alchere. The Norsemen's attack on Alchere's keep is a welcome relief from her days of tedious embroidery, but she hadn't planned on being rescued by a Viking warrior, Wulf Geirsson.

Wulf and his men are estranged from King Harold, a vengeful Norseman who still blames Wulf for his sister's untimely death. Gwendolyn is a fine Saxon prize, but Wulf finds himself fleeing Norseman and Saxon alike as he strives to keep his noble captive. Over time, however, Gwendolyn comes to care for her handsome Viking and Wulf soon fears that he is also falling for his lovely prisoner.
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