His old life shattered, Wulfgar Ragnarsson lives only for the moment, cheating death and growing rich as a legendary mercenary. His heart may be frozen, but his desire burns hot for courageous widow Lady Anwyn, who needs his protection….
For the safety of her son, Anwyn will risk everything. Even giving herself to a Viking warrior who teaches her not all men are monsters–although he shows little sign that he will ever again be capable of love.
|Title:||The Viking’s Touch|
|Series:||Victorious Vikings (Book 2)|
|Category / Genre(s):||Harlequin / Mills & Boon (Historical)|
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|Release Date:||1st September, 2011|
Absorbing romantic story
Upon reading the inscription in this book I found that it appears to be the second book in the Victorious Vikings series however this book stands completely alone so you can still enjoy it even if you know nothing of the first story.
From the outset I was charmed by this book and the writing style. I’m not sure whether all the language was completely correct to the time period (due to my ignorance, not because I think it was wrong) but it was still engaging and the interactions interesting.
Anwyn was a likeable character – strong and defiant but still true to her time period and never becoming a stereotype. Wulfgar is my favourite type of hero – someone who is strong and tough but with a sensitive core and that is crying out for the love of a good woman. The pair had great chemistry and as such I would have liked the love scenes to be a little more in depth.
The story itself kept me interested and I always wanted to carry on reading just a little bit more each time. The ending was wonderful and a good culmination of everything that had happened throughout the story.
Overall, if you like tales of Vikings and the women that tame their hearts, and enjoy a good romance then I really think you will like this story so it’s one I would recommend to you. 4 stars.
Joanna Fulford (Jane Croft) was a full-time writer for a number of years. Always an enthusiastic scribbler, she found that the urge to write only became stronger as time progressed. In the end she decided to take a chance and quit her day job to discover if she could achieve success as an author. However, she couldn’t have done it without her husband’s interminable support. Fortunately the gamble paid off. It has been a long haul, with plenty of financially lean periods, but it was well worth the effort. There is nothing quite like the euphoria derived from that long awaited phone call to say a publisher wants to buy your book.
Joanna/Jane sadly died from a brain tumour in July 2013.
Her untimely death has robbed us of a very talented lady who, if allowed would have brought her writing alive to many historical and romantic readers throughout the world. She is sadly missed by many but her books are available in ebook format for all to enjoy.
Writing for Harlequin Mills & Boon, Joanna Fulford produced eleven full length books and one short story. Her debut novel, ‘The Viking’s Defiant Bride’, was published in 2009 and was a great success.
Others followed including The Regency and other Viking historical novels.