Review & Contest: Lord of Fire and Ice by Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe

Lord of Fire and Ice by Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 384
Source: NetGalley 

His Duty is to Fulfill Her Every Desire…

Brandr the Far-Traveled has seen the world and a good many of the beautiful women in it. His bed skills are the stuff of steamy legend, his sword sings death, and he can call up fire from thin air. No one in a hundred years even thought he could be enslaved through trickery and forced to wear the iron collar of a thrall-least of all him.

Until All She Desires is Him…

Katla the Black isn’t just called so for her dark, silky hair. His new mistress has a temper as fierce as a warrior’s and a heart as icy as the frozen North. But inch by delicious inch, Brandr means to make her melt…


Review:  Lord of Fire and Ice was a story that was told by two great women coming together and words just exploding off the page.

In a way, I believe Brandr gets whats coming to him. He had been warned to not be ruled with what was between his legs, it could be his downfall. To think such a man could fall because of trickery from such young men. I liked his spirit. He went along with things as long as it didn’t go against his upbringing. He also had a lot of passion but he also kept his word and I love a man like that.

Katla seems like a woman with a heart of ice to everyone but she hides her true feelings inside and doesn’t let anyone see it. She has always longed to feel the love of inn matki munr. Which is a deep love that a woman and man feel for each other and they can talk to each other in their minds. For Katla to do this she needs to let go of the part of herself that she keeps hidden.

I enjoyed the way the story was written and the interaction between all the characters. You can tell that Katla loves all three of her brothers and she wants them to grow up. When they show signs of that she doesn’t want to realize it. She is a strong woman that carries all the burdens of her people.

Katla just wants to be loved and when she meets Brandr sparks start to ignite. I loved watching them fight their feelings. When Brandr got his feelings hurt you could feel it. When they finally came together it just got better and better every time.

The story was pretty fast paced. Sometimes I did catch myself wanting it to go faster so I could see what was going to happen next. Every once in awhile I would notice an i in between paragraphs. I don’t know if it was just the book that I read or if they all have it in them. Sometimes it would take a little away from the story because I would put the i in there when I was reading and it wouldn’t make sense.

All in all this was a great romance of a man coming into himself and realizing that he had a gift and it ended up being a blessing not a curse. A woman coming to terms with her first marriage and everything her dead husband had put her through. She had to learn to trust other people. When they both could do that they found the love they had been waiting for.

I would recommend this book to everyone and you might need a dictionary for some of the words but it only makes you smarter.


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10 thoughts on “Review & Contest: Lord of Fire and Ice by Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe

  1. gamisstress66 says:

    A truly strong man doesn’t need to prove his strength ad therefore can bow to a woman (or anyone) if there’s a reason, so yes I can enjoy a book that calls it (plus a man can look pretty good on his knees 🙂 )

    • Crystal Newman says:

      I completely agree with you. There is just sometimes you love to see how much a man truly loves you and if they do then they’ll prove it.

  2. Emily Tardy says:

    I agree with gamisstress66! I wanted to say the same thing… but she said it better lol

  3. SoftFuzzySweater says:

    I like books in which a strong alpha male realizes the female has turned his life upside down and for the better, eg. a rake is reformed. Something like that, but to literally “bow down” is just too BD for my reading pleasure. I hope that’s what you mean?

    Please enter me in the contest, I’m sure I will love the book.


  4. Jen B. says:

    I don’t know about a strong man bowing down to a woman but I like it when a man is strong enough to believe that the woman is smart and capable. This book sounds like something I would enjoy reading. The book description gives just enough detail without giving anything away and your review really piqued my interest!

  5. Diane Sallans says:

    Well, I’m not sure if I want him to ‘bow down’, but I do like it if they communicate well & they listen to each other. Tho it is kinda nice when no one has ever done as she asks & he will.

  6. JoAnne says:

    Only if it enhances the story. I don’t like when one character has to kowtow to another for any reason. This sounds like a good book. Will have to add it to my pile.

  7. Jasmyn says:

    I like male leads that figure out that the female can be just as strong as they can, only perhaps in a different way. They both learn that each has strong points and learn to bow to each other’s strengths.

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