Blog Tour: Tempted by Her Outcast Viking by Lucy Morris*
'Tempted by the Warrior
But she’ll never wed
Brynhild had once been close to Erik – until he’d betrayed her, and she’d hoped never to see him again. Now the fiercely independent shieldmaiden needs Erik’s skills to rescue her sister. Striking a truce with the tough, isolated loner they reach a mutually beneficial deal: in return, she’ll help him in his quest to find a wife – by teaching him how to please a woman in bed…!'
This is the second story in 'Shieldmaiden Sister' series and this time we are looking at Brynhild and Erik. Their story is told over the course of 24 Chapters and an Epilogue. We first met this pair in the first book on the series called 'The Viking she would have Married'. In the first book we learnt all about their siblings Valda and Halfdan.
Readers of this series will be happy to know that this book begins right after the first one ends. Now this doesn't mean to have read the first in the series if you want to read this story. This can be read as a standalone novel. However you may end up reading the first book once you see how well this book is written and how much detail is put into these characters.
Now Erik is the polar opposite of his brother. He has no connections in this world except his brother and Brynhild but from 9 years ago. It is clear from the start of this book that these two characters have a past. A past that did not end well and is slowly revealed to the readers.
Throughout this book these two characters are on a mission, a mission that has nothing what so ever to do with the sizzling chemistry that lies right beneath the surface. From the moment you start this book not only does it jump straight into the storyline but also the chemistry is obvious.
As readers join Brynhild and Erik on their journey, they are slowly allowed to see parts of the past. A past that helps the reader to understand the characters as they are currently and their motivations. One thing I loved about this is that although you are dealing with very strong warriors neither one is afraid to show their emotions at certain times. Also it is brilliant to see in this book just how much these characters don't want the other one to change in any aspect.
Now let me tell you about the Author Lucy Morris, who has always been obsessed with myths and legends. Her books blend sweeping romances with vivid world building to whisk you away to another time and place filled with adventure. You can expect passion, drama and Vibrant characters. Lucy lives in Essex, UK with her husband, two young children and two cats. Lucy has a massive sweet tooth and loves gin, bubbly and Irn-Bru. She is a member of UK Romantic Novelists' Association, she was delighted a two-book deal with Harlequin after submitting her story to Warriors Wanted submission blitz for Viking, Medieval and Highlander romances. Writing for Harlequin Historical is a dream come true for her and she hopes you enjoy her books!
Overall I enjoyed this book just as much as the first in the Shieldmaiden sister series. I can't wait to see where Helga's story takes her. I am in love with this series with all the details that included. You can get your copy HERE