Raeliksen by Renee Vincent
Series: The Emerald Isle Trilogy (#1)
Release Date: July 30th, 2010 (First published in 2008)
Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
Page Count: 338
Source: ebook provided by publisher for review.
Mara, the daughter of an Irish clansman, was raised to believe the men of the North are heathens – murderous pagans without a moral bone in their bodies. Despite warnings of the Northmen’s raids, and the growing threat of another incursion, Mara is continually drawn to her favorite place – the River Shannon. Dægan Ræliksen, a wealthy chieftain from Norway’s frozen fjords, secretly discovers Mara at the water’s edge. He is charmed by her beauty and sensuous grace. As the days pass, his contentment with simply watching her grows thin. He can no longer deny his unabated desire for the young maiden. His search for a wife has ended. However, Mara and Dægan come face-to-face in a time when Ireland is in turmoil – when every Irishman is being called up to fight against the Nordic foreigners. In these times of upheaval, how can Dægan make peace with Mara’s father and acquire the woman he treasures? Furthermore, can Mara move past her fears and find the noble man within the savage?
That’s what one looks for in a review. Since honesty is what we are giving here, it’s safe to say that some reviews are much easier to write than others. So, still on my honesty kick here . . . I want to say, this review is NOT going to be an easy one to write.
Where to begin (taps chin).
Daegan Raeliksen, the stuff dreams are made of . . you know, the good dreams! On a mission to find a wife, who would ever turn him down? Mara, unknowingly captures Daegan’s heart. When things happen that throw Daegan and Mara together, he sees this as his chance to win not only her heart but her father’s trust. Things don’t always go as planned . . .
Now here is where my troubles come into play. I don’t want to give you a step by step play of this book, and ruin a single thing for you. Let’s just make a note that this reader LOVED this book. Every single one of the twists, turns, and Oh. My. Goodness. Moments. When you are finished are reading, may you find yourself sitting in shock asking yourself if that really just happened.
So, on that note . . grab your book and settle in for some marathon reading. Once you start your aren’t going to want to put it down.