Book Review

‘Ivar the Red’ by Victoria Vane

itr-vvSTORY: A Warrior Never Surrenders… Her Heart

As the epic struggle to rule Brittany continues, Ivar the Red unexpectedly finds himself in charge of the Norse army after his brother, Valdrik, is severely wounded. Intensely loyal, Ivar is prepared to do everything to see their victory through—except taking a Breton wife. Nevertheless, Lady Emma of Quimper fascinates him more than any woman he’s ever known. Although her highborn status protects her from bondage, Ivar vows to claim her as his own.

Lady Emma of Quimper is determined to defend her home as fiercely as any knight, until she opens the gates to save an old friend from the clutches of the Vikings. But her trust has been misplaced, and she finds herself at the mercy of a bloodthirsty heathen—Ivar the Red. Pride keeps Emma from fully surrendering to the conquering lord of Quimper, even when she realizes he’s not quite the devil she imagined.

Ivar has always enjoyed a challenge, especially one from a beautiful Amazon with the heart of a warrior. Though she defies him at every turn, Ivar deals gently with Emma—until she betrays his trust and escapes. Refusing to be made a fool of, Ivar sets out to recover his captive who is determined to return to Quimper at the head of an army. When Ivar finds her in the clutches of death, he suddenly realizes she matters far more than his injured pride and sexual desire. He will do anything to save her and give up everything to make her his.

REVIEW: First and foremost, you must read book one in this series. It’s truly necessary in order to understand the dynamic between the brothers, their backstory and developments that follow.

Ms. Vane continues her Wolves of Brittany series with a story of Ivar the Red, half brother of the hero in the previous book and Lady Emma, a woman of strength and power, and as stubborn as our hero.

When these two come to blows, everyone needs to run for cover! If you thought book one was great in bringing you closer to the time long past, buckle up. You’re in for a ride of your life as we follow these two to their happily ever after.

If you’re a fan of the Vikings on History Channel or The Last Kingdom on BBC America, you’ll love this story. It develops just like a movie! I highly recommend it!

Melanie for b2b

Complimentary copy provided by the author


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