Friday, May 29, 2015

VIKING FOR HIRE



Viking For Hire
by Jo Grafford

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BLURB:

Branwyn O’Tyre’s estranged brother summons her for a healing ritual. Fearing he actually plans to arrest her for witchcraft, she drinks a protection potion before he arrives.

Eirik, a Viking sea captain pretending slumber in the tavern corner, witnesses Branwyn’s magic and offers her safe passage from Exeter if she will reverse a curse that plagues him. Alas, every woman who touches him falls madly but falsely in love with him.

There’s only one hitch: If she fails, Branwyn’s heart will fall prey to the same madness...forever!

My Impressions: 
This was a smoking hot book. I was not sure what I really expected, but without a doubt I was pleased with what I got! Branwyn's a spitball. Full of fire, bravery, courage, and determination with a longing for love and a protective strength and fierceness for those she cares about. Eirik, on the other hand is a character. He's saucy, outspoken, determined, loyal and cursed. 

I loved the back and forth between these two. It was steamy, funny at times, and sweet. Jo did an amazing job with character development that extended even to the lesser characters that drew you into their story and captivated you. 

This was a short, sweet, story with a good plot and great imagery. I could vividly picture the crew, the frustrated scenes between Eirik and Branwyn and could feel the pull of their desire for each other.

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Enjoy an Excerpt:

“Call yourself whatever you will, Branwyn. Your powers do not scare me. In truth, I sought you out a-purpose in the hopes you would heal me from the effects of a spell. ‘Twas cast on me by a most wretched sorceress.”

Fearing another trap, Branwyn stared at the ground. “Methinks you mistake me for another. I am naught but a lowly healer, cast off by an overzealous brother in a fit of religious fervor. Wh-why do you ask me such things, m’lord?”

“Very well,” Eirik snapped and dropped her wand back into the sack. “If you wish to indulge in games, at least choose one that gives me equal pleasure. By Thor, I’ve been long without a woman.” He closed the distance between them and hauled her into his lap.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jo writes high stakes romance. Her favorite books contain layers of intrigue with alpha males and strong-minded women who are willing to risk it all for love.

From St. Louis, Missouri, Jo holds an M.B.A. and has served as a banker, college finance instructor, and high school business teacher. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, From the Heart Romance Writers RWA Chapter, and the Writers Group of Ansbach/Katterbach/Illesheim.

 
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author via Goddess Fish Promotions in exchange for my honest review.


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