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A Lady's Scorn Wrongly branded a spy, the dark and handsome Viking lord Selig Haardrad suffered greatly in the dungeons of Lady Erika of Gronwood. And as he hung in chains, his magnificent body wracked with pain and fever, one thought sustained him: revenge! A Viking's Vengence Now Destiny's great wheel has turned--and Selig's exquisite, honey-haired tormentor has been delive A Lady's Scorn Wrongly branded a spy, the dark and handsome Viking lord Selig Haardrad suffered greatly in the dungeons of Lady Erika of Gronwood. And as he hung in chains, his magnificent body wracked with pain and fever, one thought sustained him: revenge! A Viking's Vengence Now Destiny's great wheel has turned--and Selig's exquisite, honey-haired tormentor has been delivered into the Norseman's hands. Now it is Selig who is the master, bound and determined to break the proud spirit of his captive "ice queen" and to conquer her with passion's sword -- never dreaming that his own heart will be vanquished by sensuous desire. . .and victorious love.


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A Lady's Scorn Wrongly branded a spy, the dark and handsome Viking lord Selig Haardrad suffered greatly in the dungeons of Lady Erika of Gronwood. And as he hung in chains, his magnificent body wracked with pain and fever, one thought sustained him: revenge! A Viking's Vengence Now Destiny's great wheel has turned--and Selig's exquisite, honey-haired tormentor has been delive A Lady's Scorn Wrongly branded a spy, the dark and handsome Viking lord Selig Haardrad suffered greatly in the dungeons of Lady Erika of Gronwood. And as he hung in chains, his magnificent body wracked with pain and fever, one thought sustained him: revenge! A Viking's Vengence Now Destiny's great wheel has turned--and Selig's exquisite, honey-haired tormentor has been delivered into the Norseman's hands. Now it is Selig who is the master, bound and determined to break the proud spirit of his captive "ice queen" and to conquer her with passion's sword -- never dreaming that his own heart will be vanquished by sensuous desire. . .and victorious love.

30 review for Surrender My Love

  1. 4 out of 5

    V. A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you to include it in the choice awards

    Unrrated until I re-read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    Used Book A Thon: Read a romance 2.5 Stars I didn't hate this. It wasn't great but it was good enough. If I'm being honest I would have given this book a full 3 stars if it had been smuttier. But this book had very little in the way of sex and when we did get a sex scene it was "fade to black". Surrender My Love was okay. It didn't make me angry and the men while being "Alphas" were not brutes who used rape threats as an aphrodisiac. Not great but still okay! No rec. Used Book A Thon: Read a romance 2.5 Stars I didn't hate this. It wasn't great but it was good enough. If I'm being honest I would have given this book a full 3 stars if it had been smuttier. But this book had very little in the way of sex and when we did get a sex scene it was "fade to black". Surrender My Love was okay. It didn't make me angry and the men while being "Alphas" were not brutes who used rape threats as an aphrodisiac. Not great but still okay! No rec.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lisa (Remarkablylisa)

    This was better than the first one but this one happened so easily and with less angst than the first and second one. There was no doubt what he would do and who he loved. I didn't really care for the whole family interaction and found it distracting from the main couple. This was better than the first one but this one happened so easily and with less angst than the first and second one. There was no doubt what he would do and who he loved. I didn't really care for the whole family interaction and found it distracting from the main couple.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kat Desi

    While on a journey, Selig Haardrad and his party were ambushed where he took a blow to the head. He stumbled into an Estate to seek aid, but he was accused a spy and when he offended the Lady Erika of Gronwood with his bold proposals, she ordered him to be lashed. Dealing with a head injury, a raging fever as well as enduring the lashing while she watched and laughed, he vowed to seek revenge. When her sister came to rescue him, they took Lady Erika with them and she would be his slave. I really While on a journey, Selig Haardrad and his party were ambushed where he took a blow to the head. He stumbled into an Estate to seek aid, but he was accused a spy and when he offended the Lady Erika of Gronwood with his bold proposals, she ordered him to be lashed. Dealing with a head injury, a raging fever as well as enduring the lashing while she watched and laughed, he vowed to seek revenge. When her sister came to rescue him, they took Lady Erika with them and she would be his slave. I really don't know what to think of this. The romance game is not strong on this one. I don't understand how could Selig had fallen in love with Erika? And vice versa? There wasn't room in the book for that to happen. Or I didn't just notice it? Brenna and Garrick, Kristen and Royce have had a lot of moments in the book. Although I loved seeing them again, I wanted to read more about Selig and Erika... But other than that, it was a great read unsurprisingly from Johanna Lindsey. Can't say it was good end to a series but I truly did enjoy this Viking ride! I just wish Brenna and Garrick's two other sons could have had their own books as well.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Brandi

    Found a copy of this for sale at the library and had to have it. I cut my romance reading teeth on Johanna Lindsey. My first was Savage Thunder and I think I read that book in the dark a thousand times. Lindsey's Viking series set the bar; I compare all other novels of the same subject to hers. These were books where you could really judge by the cover. Those covers made Fabio famous and women everywhere very, very happy. In this book, Selig is looking for revenge against the Danish Erika for ord Found a copy of this for sale at the library and had to have it. I cut my romance reading teeth on Johanna Lindsey. My first was Savage Thunder and I think I read that book in the dark a thousand times. Lindsey's Viking series set the bar; I compare all other novels of the same subject to hers. These were books where you could really judge by the cover. Those covers made Fabio famous and women everywhere very, very happy. In this book, Selig is looking for revenge against the Danish Erika for ordering him lashed. As handsome as Selig is, he is also a insulting, chauvanistic ass and it really got to her. No Selig's family hates her as well and turns a blind eye to his revenge against her. However along the way, Selig sees his error and can't help but to fall for his new slave. Huge, sexy Vikings fighting and conquering makes for a wonderful re-read.

  6. 5 out of 5

    ♛ Mademoiselle Smut ♛

    I was teary-eyed while reading this book. I cried for the heroine, Erika, when she NEVER shed a tear! I am weak. This book tells the story of Lady Erika of Gronwood and Selig Haardrad, the oldest son to Brenna and Garrick. This book starts six years after Kristen and Royce met, and Selig is departing for East Anglia. While traveling, he's attacked and later branded a spy. Erika is the authority at Gronwood castle while her brother is away, and when a man is captured and put in the pit, she bran I was teary-eyed while reading this book. I cried for the heroine, Erika, when she NEVER shed a tear! I am weak. This book tells the story of Lady Erika of Gronwood and Selig Haardrad, the oldest son to Brenna and Garrick. This book starts six years after Kristen and Royce met, and Selig is departing for East Anglia. While traveling, he's attacked and later branded a spy. Erika is the authority at Gronwood castle while her brother is away, and when a man is captured and put in the pit, she brands him a spy. When the tall and broad man chained to the ceiling insults her, she orders a lashing in anger. During this ordeal, a woman tries to poison Selig and laughs at his almost dying form, and Selig believes it is Lady Erika. So when his sister rescues him, he steals Erika away and enslaves her, promising to treat her just as badly as he was treated. I was fuming at the way Selig treated Erika. She was chained to the wall and was forced to wear a fucking collar that he would drag her from. He even walked around, holding the chain attached to her collar, to humiliate her in front of his family. She was forced to sleep in 'her corner,' and he demanded she calls him master. But Erika was strong, she never let him think the chains bothered her and she refused to call him master and as much as he tried to break her spirit, he was unable to. I read this book in one sitting, started at midnight and finished it around 4 am, and I do not regret it! The other books are great, but this one was the best in the series. With Selig's cruelty and Erika's strength, this book was a solid five stars. However, I am rating it 4.5 because I needed more groveling from Selig, but we only got maybe three pages of him 'redeeming' himself. Overall, I would recommend this series to those who love reading historical romances, or any romance, with alpha males and fierce women who take no shit.

  7. 5 out of 5

    L.

    1.5 stars. Really wish GoodReads would get on that half-star bandwagon. I've read Lindsey before so I know what and what not to expect, but this book was so tedious. Usually I can swim through one of her works but I had to take SML in tiny increments. I blame it on a combination of nothing happening and Lindsey feeling she has to constantly remind the reader of just how handsome the hero is. It's like all the characters belonged to a cult that worshipped nothing but Selig's looks. If you dared to 1.5 stars. Really wish GoodReads would get on that half-star bandwagon. I've read Lindsey before so I know what and what not to expect, but this book was so tedious. Usually I can swim through one of her works but I had to take SML in tiny increments. I blame it on a combination of nothing happening and Lindsey feeling she has to constantly remind the reader of just how handsome the hero is. It's like all the characters belonged to a cult that worshipped nothing but Selig's looks. If you dared to not find him all that and a box of chocolates you were sent out back to the sweatbox until you saw the error of your ways. Selig the Blessed is a handsome man. Nothing happens Did I mention how handsome Selig is? Nothing happens There are other handsome men around but none are as drop-dead handsome as Selig. Something finally happens Sure, Erika isn't hard on the eyes but she'll never be a match for Selig's handsomeness. Nothing happens Even sick and injured Selig is a most handsome patient. Nothing happens Selig has been blessed by the gods with good looks! I can't stop talking about how handsome Selig is! Nor can I think of another word to describe Selig other than handsome. Something happens Handsome! Handsome! Handsome! Handsome! Handsome! Handsome! Handsome! Handsome! In all honesty that's about how the book reads.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Chitra *CJ*

    "Surrender My Love" is the story of Viking Selig and Dane Lady Erika. After the amazing "Hearts Aflame", I was super excited for Selig's book, Kristen's brother. The plot: While on a mission, Selig is captured and wounded. When he goes to the Danes for him, they mistake him for a spy and because of "someone", he gets tortured. As his identity is discovered and he is rescued by his sister, to retaliate he kidnaps his now "enemy", Lady Erika and thus begins the journey of humiliation. Now if you compa "Surrender My Love" is the story of Viking Selig and Dane Lady Erika. After the amazing "Hearts Aflame", I was super excited for Selig's book, Kristen's brother. The plot: While on a mission, Selig is captured and wounded. When he goes to the Danes for him, they mistake him for a spy and because of "someone", he gets tortured. As his identity is discovered and he is rescued by his sister, to retaliate he kidnaps his now "enemy", Lady Erika and thus begins the journey of humiliation. Now if you compare what happened to Selig (view spoiler)[ (starving, lashing etc) (hide spoiler)] to that he did with Erika (view spoiler)[ (chained, leashed, paraded naked- though almost nobody sees her) (hide spoiler)] it is a twisted tit for tat situation (view spoiler)[ even though Erika wasn't exactly responsible for Selig's punishment (hide spoiler)] Now my main problem with this book is the chemistry between the leads. There is "attraction", yet it is shrouded by SO MUCH anger and humiliation that at times even I got skeptical that they'd ever fall for one another. They do get together, but that's almost in the last 1/3rd of the book and Selig is possessive of her..but the intense passion we usually seen in JL books is lacking. The book does improve at that point but there are too many misunderstandings for us to see the love the couple is capable of having. Ends in a HFN. What I did enjoy were glimpses into the passion filled, HEAs of Brenna/Garrick, as well as Royce/Kristen. I hope Ragnar found his too. Safe 3/5

  9. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    Really good book by Johanna Lindsey.I preferred 'Hearts Aflame' to this one but i love how Selig couldn't hurt Erika, no matter how hard he tired.Even though he always threatened to-had some really funny bits were I out right giggled. I loved the cameo, at the start, of Kristen and Royce. We see how they are getting on and how their lives and children have grow(children who adore their uncle Selig) Erika is strong willed but very naive and sometime i couldn't respect her- she is very rash-her bein Really good book by Johanna Lindsey.I preferred 'Hearts Aflame' to this one but i love how Selig couldn't hurt Erika, no matter how hard he tired.Even though he always threatened to-had some really funny bits were I out right giggled. I loved the cameo, at the start, of Kristen and Royce. We see how they are getting on and how their lives and children have grow(children who adore their uncle Selig) Erika is strong willed but very naive and sometime i couldn't respect her- she is very rash-her being rash is what got her into the situation in the book-aka best mistake ever--getting to be with Selig...i wouldn't hesitate anyway :) Selig is his usual flirty, handsome self which also gets him into his situation :P Very good book-Like i said not as good as 'Hearts A Flame' But still good.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Maureen Feeney

    Selig's story. Selig Haardrad is a gorgeous viking that while on a mission he is attacked. Ill and looking for help he is held prisoner and whipped in Lady Erika's dungeon. When his sister Kristen comes to get him released he tells her to kidnap Lady Erika as he wants revenge.The whole story is based around Selig's thirst for revenge. Whats I loved is the characters from the other two books are here throughout the entire story . Maybe I was expecting too much from Selig's story but I found the en Selig's story. Selig Haardrad is a gorgeous viking that while on a mission he is attacked. Ill and looking for help he is held prisoner and whipped in Lady Erika's dungeon. When his sister Kristen comes to get him released he tells her to kidnap Lady Erika as he wants revenge.The whole story is based around Selig's thirst for revenge. Whats I loved is the characters from the other two books are here throughout the entire story . Maybe I was expecting too much from Selig's story but I found the ending very abrupt, I would have loved an extra few pages of their story a month or a year later. All in all a great series and JL at her best

  11. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    This book really takes me back. Surrender My Love is the first romance novel I ever read. Previously, I had read YA paranormal, but one summer I was super board, home alone, and came upon this book. I've always loved history, especially the Viking period, and decided to give this a try. My affair with romance novels, historical or otherwise, has been going strong ever since. Surrender My Love is the third installment and is one of my favorite romances of all time. The deliciously sexy, dark, and s This book really takes me back. Surrender My Love is the first romance novel I ever read. Previously, I had read YA paranormal, but one summer I was super board, home alone, and came upon this book. I've always loved history, especially the Viking period, and decided to give this a try. My affair with romance novels, historical or otherwise, has been going strong ever since. Surrender My Love is the third installment and is one of my favorite romances of all time. The deliciously sexy, dark, and stacked Viking, Selig is ambushed and accused of being a spy. As he is being held prisoner, his only thought is of revenge. Lady Erika's life was ordered and structured until a Viking is drug into her brother's dungeon. Now, she must decide what should be done with the hulking, arrogant man, who clearly was use to getting anything and everything he wanted from women. After questioning him, she orders him to be whipped, which is immediately regrets and tried to rescind the order, but circumstance work against her. The story kicks off from the start but gets really...good when Selig takes Erika as a slave. Yep, typical Viking romance, but damn, I love it! Now, I do have to say, Erika's pride was a little annoying and Selig could be seriously chauvinistic at times. Overall, they are a lovable couple and at times this story can be heart wrenching - as just about all of Johanna Lindsey's books are. If you love Vikings, this series is a MUST!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Judy

    Book 3: Surrender My Love Selig Haardrad is the son of Garrick & Brenna from book one. Selig agrees to go to East Anglia to interpret Celtic for an old bishop. On the way the men are ambushed. Selig was left to die. When some scavengers find him alive they tend him for awhile. When left on his own he wanders about and ends up at the gates of Lady Erika of Gronwood. Assuming he a spy rather than a man in pain and fevered, he is thrown in her dungeon. When he is able to escape he takes Erika as a pr Book 3: Surrender My Love Selig Haardrad is the son of Garrick & Brenna from book one. Selig agrees to go to East Anglia to interpret Celtic for an old bishop. On the way the men are ambushed. Selig was left to die. When some scavengers find him alive they tend him for awhile. When left on his own he wanders about and ends up at the gates of Lady Erika of Gronwood. Assuming he a spy rather than a man in pain and fevered, he is thrown in her dungeon. When he is able to escape he takes Erika as a prisoner and treats her as roughly as he was treated, not knowing she had not commanded it. He did not realize taking her captive could endanger his own heart. http://justjudysjumbles.blogspot.com/... Read for the 2nd time 4/21/10

  13. 4 out of 5

    Vann

    this story is amazing, so funny yet so heart wrenching.. but it's too quickly ended.. there's much more lindsey can do to finish this story.. anyway the character i love the most surprisingly is not the hero or the heroine,.. it is turgeis ten feet.. erika's shadow... he is the most loyal, caring, n loving friends i have known.. it's wonderful to know that in the end, turgeis found his own happiness.. i really happy for him.. this story is amazing, so funny yet so heart wrenching.. but it's too quickly ended.. there's much more lindsey can do to finish this story.. anyway the character i love the most surprisingly is not the hero or the heroine,.. it is turgeis ten feet.. erika's shadow... he is the most loyal, caring, n loving friends i have known.. it's wonderful to know that in the end, turgeis found his own happiness.. i really happy for him..

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jaime

    Stupid name but awesome book

  15. 4 out of 5

    Elaine

    I am beginning to think this author can't write a bad book. Really liked this one. I am beginning to think this author can't write a bad book. Really liked this one.

  16. 4 out of 5

    A.M.G. ☮Hippie/Fantasia☮

    Rating: 3.9 / 5 This is my first viking romance and so I’m no judge, but for the time period and circumstances, I thought it was really fitting. Characteristic of an enemies-turned-lovers romance that was popular back in the day, the entire “enemies” part of the plot was due in part to hasty tempers and in part to misunderstanding. Nothing was annoying, overdone, or intolerable though, so overall this deserves a respectable four stars. Might check out some other viking romances or general early-to Rating: 3.9 / 5 This is my first viking romance and so I’m no judge, but for the time period and circumstances, I thought it was really fitting. Characteristic of an enemies-turned-lovers romance that was popular back in the day, the entire “enemies” part of the plot was due in part to hasty tempers and in part to misunderstanding. Nothing was annoying, overdone, or intolerable though, so overall this deserves a respectable four stars. Might check out some other viking romances or general early-to-high medieval romances while I’m at it. I’ll keep an open mind here and see what else I discover for my romance shelves.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jewlsbookblog

    I gotta go with Kristen kicking butt to rescue her brother, Selig, here. She rescued her now husband in her book so it’s totally logical to rescue her brother and beg forgiveness after the fact! Erika, however, I alternated between liking and disliking. She’s not even comparable to Kristen in terms of intelligence or strength. Selig was a likable guy who really needed to sit and have a blunt conversation with Erika in the worst way ever! Four stars for Kristen, three and a half for Selig and Eri I gotta go with Kristen kicking butt to rescue her brother, Selig, here. She rescued her now husband in her book so it’s totally logical to rescue her brother and beg forgiveness after the fact! Erika, however, I alternated between liking and disliking. She’s not even comparable to Kristen in terms of intelligence or strength. Selig was a likable guy who really needed to sit and have a blunt conversation with Erika in the worst way ever! Four stars for Kristen, three and a half for Selig and Erika’s performance.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Chandra

    AUTHOR: JOHANNA LINDSEY is a Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy writer. Book (1) FIRES OF WINTER took you from the Celtics of Wales to the Vikings of Norway. Book (2) HEARTS AFLAME from the Vikings of Norway to the Saxons of Wessex. This book SURRENDER MY LOVE from Saxons of Wessex to East Anglia the home of Danes & Saxons SEXUAL EXPLICITNESS ***compared to the previous two books, this was LightWeight ** (marital relationship) “….his manhood was revealed….” (and) “….pleasure drawn from each thru AUTHOR: JOHANNA LINDSEY is a Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy writer. Book (1) FIRES OF WINTER took you from the Celtics of Wales to the Vikings of Norway. Book (2) HEARTS AFLAME from the Vikings of Norway to the Saxons of Wessex. This book SURRENDER MY LOVE from Saxons of Wessex to East Anglia the home of Danes & Saxons SEXUAL EXPLICITNESS ***compared to the previous two books, this was LightWeight ** (marital relationship) “….his manhood was revealed….” (and) “….pleasure drawn from each thrust…” GENRE: Romance, Historical Fiction. SETTING: Wessex and East Anglia 879 A.D. CENTRAL CHARACTERS: SELIG HAARDRAD is first born to Garrick and Brenna Haardrag. His features are more like his Celtic mother as opposed to his Norwegian father. He spends his time traveling between Norway and his newly built residence near his brother-in-law and sister’s Wessex manor. ERIKA HARALDSSON, a Dane, lives with and manages her brother’s manor in East Anglia. Her personality is civil as compared to being authoritative and she is exceptionally beautiful. SYNOPSIS: Selig voluntarily travels to the Danish King on a mission for Saxon King Alfred. His group is attacked on the way and Selig is left for dead. Having been revived, he seeks shelter at the Haraldsson manor where he is tortured and accused of being a spy rather than being welcomed. Selig’s sister rescues him and takes him severely wounded back to Wessex along with Erika Haraldsson by way of a knife at her throat. WHAT I LIKED: Erika’s shadow is a great person to know IF you want your neck broken. Kristen is a handful (just like her mother). Sexual descriptions toned down as compared to previous (2) books in this series. WHAT I DID NOT LIKE: Did not like the way that the circumstances surrounding Selig’s initial rescue were written. I give this book (4) stars. This series continues to be on my fav list. This author is on my fav list. I appreciate that the author chose to lessen the powerful sexual narratives in this book as compared to the previous (2) books.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Charlie Gray

    Hmm it's really hard to try and review this book as frankly I could not decided whether I like it or not. I feel I have to break down each story to give a proper review... This is the last of the series and overall have been very good. Brenna and Garricks story had a beautiful setting, bodice ripper feel to the story but a very annoying heroine. Royce and Kristen gave me butterflies, I loved Kristen and wished it were just 3 books for this couple, what a great story Now this book no.3 is Selig (Bren Hmm it's really hard to try and review this book as frankly I could not decided whether I like it or not. I feel I have to break down each story to give a proper review... This is the last of the series and overall have been very good. Brenna and Garricks story had a beautiful setting, bodice ripper feel to the story but a very annoying heroine. Royce and Kristen gave me butterflies, I loved Kristen and wished it were just 3 books for this couple, what a great story Now this book no.3 is Selig (Brenna's son... Kristens brother) I felt the book was less romance and more drama... honestly nothing really sexual or captavating really came into the story until 300 pages in... the first 200 pages really was just waffling on about nothing and no one. Sigh. Now I really got frustrated with Selig, he was so damn cringeworthy and spent 3/4 of the book with injuries constantly whinging how he will have his revenge. Now the heroine Erika was someone I liked, and imagined something like Rosie Huntington Whitley from Lindsey's descriptions. Whenever she would get fiesty and sassy I could cry with frustration that as soon as I turned a page the story was yet on another irrelevant tangent. ARGH!! Overall these stories are good if you like vikings, captives, medieval characters. I would definitely push anyone to read Hearts aflame though... I just wished it had of that falling in love feel with Selig and Erika. Thanks for reading! xo

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jane Stewart

    This book was ok, average at best. Surrender My Love is book #3 in the Viking series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but I recommend reading Hearts Aflame (book #2) first. The characters in Hearts Aflame have a significant role in this book and it’s nicer to have read their story first. Besides, Hearts Aflame is a much better book. This was an odd relationship. Selig wandered to Erika’s home asking for help. He wasn’t being himself due to injuries and fever. Erika had him lashed. He is soon resc This book was ok, average at best. Surrender My Love is book #3 in the Viking series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but I recommend reading Hearts Aflame (book #2) first. The characters in Hearts Aflame have a significant role in this book and it’s nicer to have read their story first. Besides, Hearts Aflame is a much better book. This was an odd relationship. Selig wandered to Erika’s home asking for help. He wasn’t being himself due to injuries and fever. Erika had him lashed. He is soon rescued but wants revenge. So he asks his people to kidnap Erika which they do. For most of the book Erika is Selig’s prisoner. He keeps her in chains in his bedroom. Selig makes threats and wants to punish her but he never does. She feels guilty, doesn’t say much, and wants to leave. This set up was no fun. They don’t get to know and like each other. They just have this tension between them for most of the book. Selig thinks he hates her. Then all of a sudden toward the end Selig and Erika are having sex and like each other. I didn’t get to see why or how they changed their feelings. It was empty romance. Didn’t do anything for me. DATA: Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 403 pages. Swearing language: none that I recall. Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: 1. Setting: 879 England. Copyright: 1994. Genre: historical romance, Vikings.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Vasilena

    Honestly Selig is having it a little too easy here in Wessex of the Middle Ages. He is incredibly tall/ dark/ handsome/ successful/ great warrior / insert more ... but despite all that he is humble and all that (right). Okay, scratch that - he is not humble at all and as he fall into an unfortunate situation and needs to reason with the lady of the castle which he comes upon .. he bungles it terribly and she punishes him instead of helping. Of course he is raving mad at her (she doesn't worship Honestly Selig is having it a little too easy here in Wessex of the Middle Ages. He is incredibly tall/ dark/ handsome/ successful/ great warrior / insert more ... but despite all that he is humble and all that (right). Okay, scratch that - he is not humble at all and as he fall into an unfortunate situation and needs to reason with the lady of the castle which he comes upon .. he bungles it terribly and she punishes him instead of helping. Of course he is raving mad at her (she doesn't worship him? what?) and 'hates' her and wants to impose some sweet revenge on her. The [of course] he cannot help himself but fall in love with her (why again?). I like Johanna Lindsey and I think the novel was well written, but I had to roll my eyes during just about every other chapter in the novel. Your plus point here is the heroine, who is really level-headed. Actually she is pretty damn normal and reacts to all these infuriating circumstances in a way that will please you with its logic. Even though I did like the overly wayward Kristen from Book #2, she did get into a lot of trouble for it. Erika is smarter. Read if you would like to know how is trilogy ends, but still #2 is the best.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Hajar Qurashi

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. First thing I have to say is that I read this book about two years ago, and in all honesty even though Johanna Lindsey is one of my favorite authors, I remember that I really disliked this book that I just have to write a review about it. 1- Selig is one of the most pathetic heroes I have ever encountered in a romance novel and I hated the way he treated Erika. 2- I thought that Erika falling in love with him was either because of Stockholm syndrome, or because he was described as handsome in eve First thing I have to say is that I read this book about two years ago, and in all honesty even though Johanna Lindsey is one of my favorite authors, I remember that I really disliked this book that I just have to write a review about it. 1- Selig is one of the most pathetic heroes I have ever encountered in a romance novel and I hated the way he treated Erika. 2- I thought that Erika falling in love with him was either because of Stockholm syndrome, or because he was described as handsome in every few pages. 3- Even though I loved Kristen and Brenna from the previous book, I found that in Surrender My Love they were portrayed in a way that made them kind of mean.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    I was so disappointed in this book especially after having enjoyed the other 2 books in this series. Erika was a good character but my problem was with Selig. I had liked his character in the last book alot but was disappointed by him in this one. Selig's family too. They are supposed to all have a good relationship with each other and It was quite clear Selig's behaviour was out of character for him. His family obviously didn't agree with his treatment of Erika. However, none of them took a han I was so disappointed in this book especially after having enjoyed the other 2 books in this series. Erika was a good character but my problem was with Selig. I had liked his character in the last book alot but was disappointed by him in this one. Selig's family too. They are supposed to all have a good relationship with each other and It was quite clear Selig's behaviour was out of character for him. His family obviously didn't agree with his treatment of Erika. However, none of them took a hand in the situation! Not my favourite of this series.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Gardavson

    Eh, it was ok. I had higher expectations for it because I liked the first one and, well, he keeps her in chains - I mean, come on, that could go SO many places. But, it didn't. And I was disappointed. Eh, it was ok. I had higher expectations for it because I liked the first one and, well, he keeps her in chains - I mean, come on, that could go SO many places. But, it didn't. And I was disappointed.

  25. 5 out of 5

    ❆ Crystal ❆

    Yes please. 5 stars. I liked all the books in this series. This was a great book. This whole series deals with slavery, but I thought it was ok as I'm sure it was extremely common and it didn't bother me. Read again 1/12/15 and enjoyed it once again. Yes please. 5 stars. I liked all the books in this series. This was a great book. This whole series deals with slavery, but I thought it was ok as I'm sure it was extremely common and it didn't bother me. Read again 1/12/15 and enjoyed it once again.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lady Whitbrooke

    This is the 3rd book in an amazing series. I loved the first two, this one was still good but did not clear the bar as the previous ones. Worth reading though. Plot 6(1-10) steaminess 6(1-10). One very good thing is if you have read the first two which I HIGHLY encourage it will please you to know all the previous hero’s And heroines show up in this one. Nice touch.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Pamela Shropshire

    This is the third and final book in the Viking Haardrad series featuring Selig, firstborn of Garrick and Brenna. If you recall from Fires of Winter, Selig is born with the umbilical cord around his neck and isn't breathing. Contrary to Viking custom, Garrick tries to get the infant breathing by rubbing and patting him and finally is successful when he blows air into the infant's mouth. The baby is then called Selig the Blessed. Fast forward 20-something years. Selig is living in Wessex among the This is the third and final book in the Viking Haardrad series featuring Selig, firstborn of Garrick and Brenna. If you recall from Fires of Winter, Selig is born with the umbilical cord around his neck and isn't breathing. Contrary to Viking custom, Garrick tries to get the infant breathing by rubbing and patting him and finally is successful when he blows air into the infant's mouth. The baby is then called Selig the Blessed. Fast forward 20-something years. Selig is living in Wessex among the Saxons; he is staying with Royce and Kristen while his own house is being built. Selig goes on a diplomatic mission for King Alfred and the party is set upon by thieves. Selig's party is quickly struck down, robbed, stripped and all are left for dead; indeed they are all dead except Selig. A couple of peasant women come by scavenging; the younger one is struck by Selig's handsome looks and on closer inspection, discovers he isn't dead although he is in a coma. The women load him into their cart and take him with them to East Anglia. East Anglia is inhabited mostly by Danish Vikings. Deciding Selig will never awaken, the women leave him. Selig does regain consciousness and a woman feeds him, but he is still weak and confused. He comes to a castle and seeks assistance. Ragnar Haraldsson is the owner of the castle and his sister, Erika, lives with him and runs his household since the death of his wife. Ragnar is away and Erika is summoned. The head of the guards is a vile man named Wulnoth, who accuses Selig of being a spy. Selig denies it, but because he looks like a Celt, he isn't believed. Wulnoth loves to torture and wants to beat a confession from him. Selig says he is just looking for a bed - Erika's, if she would like. She is insulted and orders a lashing, not realizing that Selig truly is injured (Wulnoth lied and said he did not have a bump on his head). At that moment, a maid comes to fetch Erika because her young nephew has fallen and broken his arm. She runs off to see to him and forgets about Selig. She has a Viking bodyguard, Turgeis, who reminds her of Selig and she immediately tells him to stop Wulnoth, but it is too late. Wulnoth has already lashed Selig. Selig has a fever for many days. Erika has sent a message to Wessex to see if Selig was telling the truth; when Kristin hears the messenger, she immediately leaves to get Selig. She finds him in terrible shape; Selig rouses just enough to accuse Erika of being responsible for his injuries, so Kristin takes her captive. Selig is determined to exact revenge on Erika. This is an interesting set-up, and of course, it has parallels to Kristin's and Brenna's own stories. Unfortunately, this book is much lighter and fluffier than the previous two. Selig is portrayed rather as an air-head that sleeps with every woman who comes along. He threatens Erika but the most "revenge" he ever takes is having her chained. They discover they are in love with each other without any serious interactions taking place between them; thus their "romance" isn't very believable. Still, it was enjoyable to see the Haardrad family once more. 3.25 stars.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Zeek

    *re-read* Selig the Blessed had always had every woman wrapped around his finger- heck even while knocked unconscious after a being ambushed on the way to do King Alfred’s business, a woman took care of him. But all of that changed when he awakens alone and far from his home and taken prisoner. Lady Erica of Gronwood had no idea the mess that just entered her well-ordered world when she is called down to confront a prisoner being held in her brother’s dungeon. Angered by the prisoners arrogance a *re-read* Selig the Blessed had always had every woman wrapped around his finger- heck even while knocked unconscious after a being ambushed on the way to do King Alfred’s business, a woman took care of him. But all of that changed when he awakens alone and far from his home and taken prisoner. Lady Erica of Gronwood had no idea the mess that just entered her well-ordered world when she is called down to confront a prisoner being held in her brother’s dungeon. Angered by the prisoners arrogance and seeming lies she orders him whipped for his insolence- an order she quickly decides to rescind after leaving his presence. However circumstance keeps her from doing so and the beating happens- at the hands of a cruel man- unbeknownst to her. When Selig’s sister Kristen (Hearts Aflame) does find him, she’s horrified to see his condition. Taking Erica as captive she forces her from her home until Selig is well enough to deal with Lady Erica himself. Although I liked this book well enough it still wasn’t near as good as Heart’s Aflame and it was amazing how Kristen and Royce took over the scene every time they were on the page. Where as I didn’t mind “the big misunderstanding” in the first two books in this series- here it just became wearying. Out of his mind with fever, Selig thought it was Erica who had whipped him and had laughed while doing so. Her guilty conscious makes her agree to the fact she was responsible since she had been the one to order it, but it really wasn’t. (The brutal guard of her brother’s was the guilty party). Much of the book was him prejudiced against her and she too prideful to reveal the truth all the while fighting their attraction for each other. Although not bad, I just had hoped for something a little more involved for Selig, (a more 3 dimensional heroine perhaps? ugh), since I too had been in love with him since the time of his birth in Fires of Winter - just like every other woman apparently! :P Certainly more than the same mistrust and misunderstanding we had gotten from the first two books in the series.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Yulia

    I was expecting more from the book based on the synopsis, because it did have potential. There were whole chapters about characters other than the mains, which really could've been better used to tell more about the main's. For exampel, why did I have to read backgound about the new slave who wants to control Selig and the house, like she did to her previous masters. All it took were a few lines, and off she's sold to his friend. Really a waste of page in my opinion, since we would've got the same I was expecting more from the book based on the synopsis, because it did have potential. There were whole chapters about characters other than the mains, which really could've been better used to tell more about the main's. For exampel, why did I have to read backgound about the new slave who wants to control Selig and the house, like she did to her previous masters. All it took were a few lines, and off she's sold to his friend. Really a waste of page in my opinion, since we would've got the same effect from her behavior discribed by the mains, and add a diolog between her and another character to reveal her motives and viola~ less pages. There were some more but they were somehow related to the story and had given depth to the story.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kynthos-the-Archer (Kyn)

    Yeah I am declaring my Harlequin-ish love here. This is another one of those bodice ripper type of romance that I used to love as a young gal. And I didn't know why I love this one and also Prisoner of My Desire so much back then. Now I know why. Cos now I realized I have hidden femdom tendencies back then. I must say, that kink of mine has now blossomed out of boundaries. I am NEVER the same again. >:D YES this book has a tad bit of female domination in it - especially the beginning of the book. Yeah I am declaring my Harlequin-ish love here. This is another one of those bodice ripper type of romance that I used to love as a young gal. And I didn't know why I love this one and also Prisoner of My Desire so much back then. Now I know why. Cos now I realized I have hidden femdom tendencies back then. I must say, that kink of mine has now blossomed out of boundaries. I am NEVER the same again. >:D YES this book has a tad bit of female domination in it - especially the beginning of the book. That female MC was quite feisty too.

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