[Michelle Willingham] ☆ To Tempt a Viking [transsexual PDF] Read Online ☆ This was my first Michelle Willingham book and she has blown me away This is the second book in the Forbidden Vikings series and I read it as a stand alone and I am now going to go back and read book one, To Sin with a Viking because I am hooked I need to know Styr s story To Tempt a Viking takes historical romance to the next level The passion, conflict, heartache, and trials that Elena and Ragnar face can so easily be applied to modern times as well This is not a sweetly romantic historical romance like what your mom may have read, there is plenty of steaminess that may be shocking to the traditional historical romance reader However, for me that was just a bonus I got an amazingly written romance with a little hotness thro I can t bring myself to read this book after book 1 So no rating I didn t like Elena from the first book and Ragnar, dude, thou shall not lust after your best friend s wife Usually when this trope happens the best friend is conveniently dead In this case, he just fell in love with someone else in book one I don t get why the writer wanted to write it this way I am so confused So does the married couple love each other or not Is the marriage a bad one or not And how is it romantic that said married couple ends up sleeping with other people and both end up being 2 separate books 3.
5 stars We could have used a little Viking RAWRRRness here mentions of praying to Thor and Freya weren t enough to satisfy my cravings , but I ll take any little crumb I can get while I m waiting for season 2 of the show Vikings to come back on the air.
While To Tempt a Viking could possibly be read as a stand alone, I d recommend picking up book 1 of the series first in order to get the full impact I don t know if the back story of Elena and her husband will resonate as strongly if you start with this book.
What I do like about these books is that they re easy and enjoyable reads full of inner turmoil and forbidden love This story runs the same timeline as book 1, but tells the continuation of the side characters who were left behind in the prior installment This is probably one of t Barbee s review Jan 06, 14 edit5 of 5 starsRead in January, 2014Well it is no secret I am a huge fan of Michelle Willingham books and she never ceases to amaze me I just finished this book bcoming from me who has loved all her books that really something This book is a bit darker in a way as it touches a couple subjects you rarely see in historical romance these days infertility and children with special needs OMG this book is really wonderful as having close friends with children with special needs this book really touched my heart It also touches the subject of child abuse and how it affects those into adulthood and even as adults there are so many self esteem issues Of course back in the day they didn t have therapists or Doctors to help you deal with these issues so I found this book just fascinating although different then Michelle s other books and at t Very good book with several unusual issues for a historical romance biggest is that not all arranged marriages work out and the way it has affected four people Also a large part is the effect that child abuse has on the adult s life, infertility, and a child with special needs I loved the depth of emotion as both Elena and Ragnar have to deal with the twists and turns of their lives This is the sequel to To Sin With a Viking, in which Elena s husband Styr was captured by an Irish woman and fell in love with her even though he was not free to do so Now we get the story of Elena and Ragnar, Styr s best friend and the man who has always loved her The first part of the book runs parallel to Sin, as we find out what happened to Ragnar and Elena when they were taken Ragnar had promised Styr he would protect Ele
I picked this up on a spur of a moment Not knowing if I would enjoy it at all Usually I do not read historical romance and I do not read the type that involves Scottish, Irish or Viking If only because the covers are so insulting I was intrigued with this and took a chance.
This is a story of a man who is in love with his best friend s wife It is also a story of a couple who were wedded as part of an arranged marriage and are not happy But it is than just that This book surprised me with the themes First of all, this is my first Viking book The culture, language and history are all new for me But that is what I am fascinated about as well The names almost gave me a headacheRagnar, Styr, Caragh, Onund, Hring The language and slang was interesting but I kept worrying about pronoucning them wrongly What is awkward originally Reviewed For Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and FantasyTo Tempt a Viking Now there s a challenge in and of itself But author Michelle Willingham writes a wonderful story about making the hard choices and does it brilliantly Honestly, I was predisposed to dislike this book, it is book two in her Forbidden Viking Series and after feeling slightly ambivalent about book one The entire premise is based on what happens when an arranged marriage goes wrong When the love is lost or never found How do the two individuals find their HEA Do they stay in a marriage that doesn t work Or do they move on Now in real life most of these individuals just make do, they probably led miserable lives or at best just chugged along because we all know that love was never a reason for marriage One married for family, duty and land which is what Styr The hero from To Sin with a Viking and Elena Rating 3.
5 Rounded up to 4.
This was my first time reading a book by this author, and I enjoyed it I am not a history buff, so I have no idea how accurate the characters and the scenarios were, but I really liked that the prose was understandable and clear I have read a similar historical romance before but trying to pronounce the words written in a heavy accent was rather tedious No problem here.
I liked Ragnar and Elena in this story Although I usually prefer assertive heroines, I do believe her at times annoying characterization was accurate for women from that time Their marriages were arranged, and they weren t meant to do much else than create a family That was the crux of her problem Elena s greatest wish was to conceive a child, but after five years of trying, she hadn t been successful The sadness and disappointment naturally
Elena is married to Styr and has travelled with him and her fellow kinsmen to Ireland to start a new life but from the moment they land trouble dogs their footsteps The native Irish fear their intentions and Styr is taken prisoner whilst Elena barely escapes with her life aided by Ragner her husbands closest friend Ragner has always loved Elena but has never admitte She S Testing His Resolve Warrior Viking Ragnar Olafsson Stood By As His Best Friend Claimed The Woman He Desired The Most There Was Only One Way To Quench The Deep Darkness Within Him Become Merciless In BattleWhen Elena Is Taken Captive, Fearless Ragnar Risks Everything To Save Her Now They Are Stranded With Only Each Other For Company Suddenly Every Longing, Every Look, Every Touch Is Forbidden Elena Could Tempt A Saint And Sinner Ragnar Knows He Won T Be Able To Hold Out For Long