Series: Haardrad Viking Family

Review: Surrender My Love by Johanna Lindsey

Posted November 16, 2013 by Amanda in Book Review | | 0 Comments

Review: Surrender My Love by Johanna LindseySurrender My Love by Johanna Lindsey
Series: Haardrad Viking Family #3
Published by Avon on March 25th 2003 (first published 1994)
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 416 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Gift

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, hone-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.


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 Johanna Lindsey’s books are.

If you love Vikings, this series is a MUST!

Review: Hearts Aflame by Johanna Lindsey

Review: Hearts Aflame by Johanna Lindsey

Posted November 6, 2013 by Amanda in Book Review | 0 Comments

As some of you already know, I’m a huge Johanna Lindsey fan and her Haardrad Vikings Family trilogy is my favorite Viking series! These are in my “go to” list for feel good books. If I’m having a hard day or stressed out, these books are an amazing escape. Kristen Haardrad is the daughter of couple of the first book, Fires of Winter. She sneaks aboard a Viking ship that is ambushed. With her brother thought dead, she yearns for revenge. Held prisoner, she tries to disguise herself as a boy and does get away with it for a little while.  But when it is discovered that she is a woman, she draws the interest of the Royce of Wyndhurst.  Royce hates the Vikings and rightly so, since they slaughtered […]

Review: Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey

Review: Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey

Posted June 4, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

  First, Johanna Lindsey is one of my favorite authors. Second, this book is on my top 10 list. Raids, Vikings, a spit-fire heroine, a rough and tumble hero, passion, betrayal and more! Fires of Winter will hold your imagination captive from the start and take you on an adventure in Viking terrain. Lady Brenna is beautiful and strong, she faced the Vikings in battle when they came to her family’s home. However, she was captured and taken as a slave back to Norway. She is not a wilting flower by any means. In fact, one fault you could assign her would be too much pride, but it works in this romance. Garrick Haardrad is a hard warrior. As a second son, he is forced to […]