Title: Surrender My Love
Author: Johanna Lindsey
Genre: Historical Romance
Mature Content: Positive
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.
Musings of a Reader
As someone who reads to escape the world, I like books that evoke emotions in me-which includes hate. That is essentially why I like JL and keep going back for more.
Okay, sounding professional does not work for me. I’ll just go ahead and rip the book apart with my evil words.
See, I love dirty deeds. Do something very wrong. Have a black heart and a poisoned soul? I love you! But, you will have to fall at my feet and beg for forgiveness. That grovel? That is why read old-school romances. I have found some gems where the grovel is intense. This book? Yuck.
Also, where was the freaking chemistry? How did they freaking fall in love? Oh, wait. You don’t know what happens in this book. I will tell you:
Selig: I am handsome. Every woman wants to sleep with me.
Erika: Oh, yes, he is the most handsome patient. Like he is totally wasted without food for a month but he is totally handsome. Hot! I’m burning here!
Selig: Yes. I’m hot. I hate you but I’m also going to sleep with you. Do you mind?
Erika: Yes, I mind. Oh, wait. Nevermind. You’re hot. I will sleep with you!
Selig: FYI, sex doesn’t mean anything. I still hate you!
Erika: Oh no problem. You’re hot and handsome. Who cares?
Erika: *nearly dies*
Selig: Oh my god, I love you. I forgive you for the things you never did! I am so generous!
Selig: Oh, so you didn’t do anything wrong after all.
Do I need to convince anyone that this book was bad after that? No? Yeah, I thought so.
But as ridiculous as the story went, JL knows how to keep people reading and that’s more than I can say for a lot of books. it was an entertaining one time read. I re-read it yesterday and realised that it works well only once.
Do I Recommend It?
If you are a fan of JL’s older works, then you might try this one and you might actually find it entertaining.
Have you read any old-school romances? Let me know in the comments!
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