It’s not easy being a Vampire Angel.
No one knows that better than Trond Sigurdsson. In the centuries since he last went out drinking and wenching with his Viking buds, Trond has been a gladiator, a cowboy, a ditch digger . . . even a sheik. But now he’s the baddest of them all: a kick-ass Navy SEAL kicking butts of terrorist immortals with the help of his hotter-than-Hades female partner, police officer-turned-Special Forces operative Nicole Tasso—whom Trond dearly hopes to “partner” with very shortly in a whole different way.
The “cop” part of Nicole tells her there’s something bizarre about her gorgeous godlike teammate. But her “all-woman” side can’t help wondering how great it would be to have a virile Viking in her bed. Trond has secrets galore, but Nicole feels certain she can dig them out—and really get to the heart of this powerful, unnerving stranger whom she may be risking her soul to love.
Review: This was my first Sandra Hill book and I can promise you, that after reading this, it won’t be my last! It took me five or six chapters to get used to her writing style, but I think that’s typical when you start with a new author or series. After those few chapters, I was hooked and ignoring my husband and house cleaning for hours until it was finished.
Trond was the perfect hero. At first I didn’t really care for his humor, he is of course a vangel set out to save the souls of humans but his original state was that of a Viking. He often talks like he’s from a different time and is your typical “I am man, hear me roar.” But, that very same attitude that I found irritating, quickly turned into endearing as his protectiveness of Nicole as well as his relationship with his brothers and even “Mike” showed through.
Nicole was another character I didn’t plan on liking. I don’t really like the type of heroine that tries to act tough when really she’s broken inside. But Nicole didn’t try to act tough, she just was. Her life experiences with a bad marriage and terrible parents led her to her choices to join the SEALS and do admirably at it.
The relationship that unfolds between the two is hilarious. Trond is constantly trying to keep himself from “”sinning”” with Nicole, even going as far as to proclaim he’s gay. She doesn’t buy it for one minute and in the end really wishes he were straight because they become friends and she realizes how much she relies on him. The witty banter and dialogue in this book is priceless. Any reader is going to get a kick out of it. Again, I think if this is your first read by this author, you need to power through the first few chapters, but I promise that in the end the book will be well worth it!
I’ve bought the first in the series and can’t wait for the third book to come out.
Warning: There is a lot of cursing and one graphic sex scene.