Book Review: Redeeming Her Viking Warrior by Jenni Fletcher.

Breakfast and Books. Books and Breakfast. These were the main two things on my mind yesterday morning as I only put this book down for the time it took me to make this rather pretty fruit salad. I told myself, 'It's Sunday, so I'm allowed to stay in my pyjamas till late and read one more chapter...and then just one more...and then the epilogue!' ;)

The Blurb.

He’s sworn celibacy…
Until he gets vengeance!
Danr Sigurdsson is indebted to the captivating, mysterious healer, living alone in the wilderness, who carefully tends his wounds. Consumed with anguish over the massacre that killed his family, Danr has sworn not to touch another woman until he finds those responsible. So resisting Sissa should be easy, but as they search for the truth, fighting their mutual attraction becomes the hardest battle…

My Review.

So, I have read all of Jenni Fletcher's other books, besides one. There's a lot of authors that I would love to take the time to go back and read their whole catalogue, but with a TBR pile that is continually growing I don't always have the time. Jenni is one of the handful of authors that I either have, or very nearly (one book away) have accomplished this with. Every book of hers I have read has sucked me in and I've loved them from the very first page, so, when I say that this book is quite possibly her best yet, then you can trust me on that. And believe me, that's really saying something because, like I said, all of her books are brilliant. 

There was just something special about 'Redeeming Her Viking Warrior,' that made me think, after only a few pages that, 'Yep I'm going to settle into this cosy spot on the couch, because I'm going to be here for a while.' I honest to goodness kept reading the words and sentences trying to figure out how Jenni had formed them and strung them together to make it so good. It's hard to properly explain, but it's like I could feel the brilliance as I was reading and like each page was subconsciously telling me that I was reading a work of art! Are you still with me? Have you ever felt like that with a book?

As I was putting this review together in my head, I was trying to work out how to talk about the important parts of this story without actually spoiling it, but I couldn't do it. I don't want to give away anything about Danr and Sissa, but to give you an idea of how much I loved the characters, the thought did cross my mind on more than one occasion about whether I'd get away with naming my future daughter (should I have one) Sissa! I loved everything about her; the way she lived, her innocence, her heart, the way she spoke up for what she wanted, even at the very end. She was independent and still wanted to keep that and wasn't afraid to say so. She also had two wolves, which made me really want a wolf and to live in the forest. It made me want to stay in one of these popular shepherd huts even more. 

As for Danr, he was the best and not even for the ways you may think. Yes, he was handsome, charming, strong and had muscles in all the right places, but the two things I loved the most were that he could cook and, get this one, he didn't stop talking!! Oh my goodness. I adored this side to him. It was absolute perfection in every way. This fact about him made for some laugh out loud dialogue between him and Sissa and made me warm to him so much. (He was like Chuck - just in Viking times!) Everything about the two of them complimented each other and the whole story was just beautiful. Oh and talking was a huge thing for me, because they didn't lie about their feelings or play games. It might have taken them each time to open up, but they were honest about that. I dislike too many games or missed opportunities to tell the truth.  

In closing, you know when a book makes you gush? This book definitely has that element. I can't say enough good things about it! I also didn't realise that this was the fourth book in the Sons of Sigurd series, which means I really need to find the time to go back and read them all. Make sure you read them too and pre-order 'Redeeming Her Viking Warrior.' I'm off to do that so that my Mum can read it too! She's going to love it! 

Happy Reading!

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