Scandinavia

C-
The Truth About Leo

The Truth About Leo is the fourth book in Ms MacAlister’s Noble series, the first of which, Noble Intentions was released over a decade ago. Two more books followed, but Ms MacAlister turned her attention elsewhere after the third, and has only now returned to the Regency era with this new additio ...

B-
The Viking's Sacrifice

In history books I've read, the Medieval mindset in some ways seems quite foreign to the modern American way of thinking. The veil between the physical world and the supernatural feels a bit thinner; it's a world where curses and magic coexist with daily life. The Viking's Sacrifice is not a paranor ...

B
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

After I had three people recommend The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to me within the space of a week, I decided to give it a try. I discovered in the bookstore that I was not unique; the cover of Entertainment Weekly was devoted to the Dragon Tattoo phenomenon. Obviously, I had jumped on a very popul ...

C+
Rough and Ready

Sandra Hill’s time traveling Vikings are back for another trip. Rough and Ready has a lot of farcial episodes and plenty of ultra-hot sex, but it lacks the touch of poignancy that made the early books in this series something special. Torolf Magnusson, son of Magnus, the Very Virile Viking, ...

C+
U.S. Male

When I think of the top ten sexiest hobbies, stamp collecting doesn’t exactly make the list. In fact, it’s probably near the bottom, sharing space with butterfly collecting and obsessive devotion to YuGiOh cards. So I kind of got a kick of this book’s cover, which features a naked male torso, ...

A
The Royal Physician's Visit

"On April 5, 1768, Johann Friedrich Struensee was appointed Royal Physician to King Christian VII of Denmark, and four years later was executed." I found myself fascinated by the above quote at the beginning of The Royal Physician's Visit - struggles for power can make for delicious reading. Bo ...

A-
Come Back to Me

Author Josie Litton may have chosen to be a mystery, but the success of her books isn't. Between the brilliance of the marketing scheme surrounding her and her excellent writing - as defined by her enjoyable characters and exciting plots - little is left to chance. The finale to her "debut" medieval ...

A-
Dream of Me

There's a big mystery at Bantam. They're touting Josie Litton as the next big thing, but the name is a pseudonym of a "successful" romance author who so far has been able to remain anonymous. If these two books are any indication, the publisher is right to create some buzz. I can't remember the last ...

D
Defiant Captive

When sitting down to write this review, I sincerely wished someone else could have done it in my place. I'm terribly sensitive regarding Viking romances, and the book just might have fared a little better in the hands of another reviewer, someone not Scandinavian. The King of Meath has captur ...