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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Viking, Go Home by Faith V. Smith

Viking, Go Home by Faith V. Smith
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal
Length: Short (82 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Wulgar Thorrason’s inability to keep his lust under control earns him the ire of a Faery Princess, who sends him forward in time to modern-day Michigan to learn the difference between lust and love. There he meets Raven Harrison, a romance author. The petite beauty piques his lust, but he sees red when she scoffs at his tale of being a time-traveling Viking.

Raven is blown over by the handsome and half-dressed man who comes out of nowhere. His sensuality sends a shiver of desire straight to her feminine core. However, his tale of being curse by a Faery leads her to believe he should be locked up for his own protection. Before she can suggest just that, someone begins shooting at them, and both she and the Viking are running for their lives.

A circumstance that brings them closer in more ways than one, until their unknown assailant threatens Wulf’s life. Now both must make decisions that could destroy their relationship before it gets off the ground—and before the Viking is snatched back to the past.

“Until you learn that lust is not love, you will be banned from your homeland.”

This is the harsh sentence handed down upon Wulfgar Thorrason by the Norseland faery princess Catriona, for wreaking havoc in both the human and faery worlds. Wulf is catapulted nearly a thousand years into the future to the year 2010.

His first impression of the 21st century includes being shot at and meeting a beautiful woman dressed in “men’s garb”. Raven not only insults his name but she promptly tells him to Go Home!

As you can imagine, Wulf would be only too happy to comply but has no recourse until he has learned his lesson in love. What happens along the way makes for a humorous, hot and exciting story thanks to one very modern and independent romance writer on a deadline, Raven Harrison.

I enjoyed watching Wulf’s appreciation for the fairer sex as independent and capable individuals grow and develop throughout the story. At the same time Raven learns that it’s okay to allow someone to care for about her. She doesn’t have to be alone to be in control of her life.

Ms. Smith has penned a fun and fast moving novella that will keep you entertained from the beginning to end. Raven and Wulf’s HEA, while a little fantastical, works for these characters and left a smile on this reviewer’s face. I think you will enjoy it as well.