Review of “Naughty in Norway” by Christine Edwards


Today I’m reviewing Naughty in Norway by Christine Edwards as part of her book tour.  This is a contemporary romance with Norwegian bikers who resemble hot vikings, some definite danger, and a bit of steamy romance.  If that sounds good to you, then you should definitely check this novel out.  Below are all the details, including an excerpt, with my review at the end.

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NAUGHTY IN NORWAY

by Christine Edwards

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Vail Fillion has left her home in Huntington Beach, California, to study Scandinavian Culture in Oslo, Norway. But she gets her first real taste of culture shock when she goes along with her friend Lisetta to a wild party at her cousin’s biker bar. Vail is surprised to find such a large group of motorcycle enthusiasts in this often snow-bound country. She is even more stunned to discover that the bikers are normal guys, if perhaps even more physically imposing than your average Viking. Alreck Falstad–a 6’6″ blond, tattooed stand-in for a Norse god–catches her eye but also scares her to death.

Just as Vail is starting to enjoy herself at the party, something truly frightening occurs. The evening is abruptly cut short by a brutal crime, and she is the lone witness. Before she can make it to the cops, Vail is drugged, loaded into Alreck’s truck, and transported to his remote cabin in the Lofoten Islands.

Why has Alreck kidnapped her, and what are his plans for her in his snowy haven? Is he her savior, her nemesis, or both? Even if she could escape, would she truly want to?
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Naughty in Norway
Nordic Lights Series
Book One
Christine Edwards

Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Fanny Press
Date of Publication: November 1, 2013
ISBN: 978-1603815420

Number of pages: 174
Word Count: 50,950
Cover Artist: Sabrina Sun
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EXCERPT:

Alreck hovers just outside the bathroom as I pull the door open, his legs spread wide and his arms crossed in front of him in a dominant stance. He watches me warily.
“Choose a drink,” he says before stepping out of the doorframe.
“Go find my wallet and I will,” I sass back at him with hands on my hips.
He leans down within inches of my face and says in a harsh whisper, “Enough, woman. We’re not stopping again until the fuel runs out, so pick something to drink or you’ll go without.”
Okay, what’s with the excessive alpha-ness?
“Whatever.” I mumble to myself as I trudge past him and grab a giant bottle of Voss water.
He slips the bottle from my fingers and stalks up to the register to pay. I see that he’s also purchasing a coffee along with another bottle of water. The forty-something female attendant bats her eyelashes at him and giggles as she gives him the total. If he notices at all then he’s not letting on. With his looks, women most likely hijack his cell on a regular basis to program their digits into it for him. Ugh!
He takes my hand once again while carrying the bagged drinks in the other. We rush through the bitter cold toward his truck and this time he doesn’t attempt to help me get in.
It is a struggle to climb into the cab, but once I’m seated I reach out and slam the door in his face, making certain that it’s left unlocked.
Please let this plan work.
My breathing is out of control as the adrenaline begins to course through my veins.
I watch cautiously as he hauls his big frame up into the cab, and just as he reaches into the bag of drinks I lurch my door back open and jump down, falling hard onto my knees in the snow. It stings like a beast and I bite back a groan as I lurch to my feet and begin to run back, hell bent, toward the tiny store.
I ran track throughout college and know that I’m quick, but my knees are killing me from the impact and the snowy ground is a far cry from a proper track. When I’m halfway across the parking lot, someone passes me in a sprint. Alreck?
Before my brain can register how to evade him, he turns around and faces me with rage in his eyes before charging at me. He hauls me up and over his giant shoulder before I can so much as pivot away from him.
Speechless, I look up in terror at the attendant who’s watching us from inside the window in stunned surprise.
Like a complete Neanderthal, he locks a hold across my suspended legs and prowls right back to the station. He says something to her in Norwegian that, to my complete dismay, makes her laugh and wave to me as I’m carried away.
“Call the …!” I wail, yet before I can complete the sentence a hard slap lands without mercy right on my ass cheek, effectively silencing me after I let out a startled, “Ooh!” as the burn spreads across my rear.
The attendant gives me cheeky smile. What did he say? She seems to have zero clue what I’m desperately trying to convey to her.
I’m doomed.
Too frightened to struggle, I let my body go slack as I’m carried to the truck.
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ChristineAUTHOR BIO:

Christine Edwards grew up in the Deep South on Hilton Head Island, SC. At an early age she developed a passion for the arts that led her to earn a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

Christine has a special place in her heart for reading and writing erotic tales. She continues to publish stories that immerse readers in exotic and realistic geographic settings amid interesting subcultures of adult life. Within the vein of BDSM romance, her main focus is on loving, multi-faceted relationships involving intense alpha males and feisty heroines.

She adores snow skiing, traveling the world, and spending time with her amazing family. Christine currently resides in the sleepy coastal town of Beaufort, SC.

www.christineedwardsauthor.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christine-Edwards/354605577988798

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7142499.Christine_Edwards

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MY REVIEW:

This is a short romance novel, but it has a lot going for it.  I loved the premise and the setting.  Though I’ve never been to Norway myself, the author did an excellent job of making me feel like I was right there.  The description was detailed but not too heavy-handed.   I also thought the pacing was excellent.  There were no dull moments and it always seemed to be intense.

Vail took a little bit of getting used to because she’s a bit high-strung, but I grew to like her towards the end.  Alreck was definitely dark and broody- just the way I like heroes to be.  As it turns out, though, there is a lot more to him than meets the eye.  He might seem a little too dominating at first, but as the story continues it’s clear that he isn’t as bad as he seems.  In fact, I really enjoyed his character.  Definitely the hot, sexy, protective alpha type!

Things move quickly in this novel as far as the action goes, but I appreciated that the reader is given a chance to get to know the characters before things get too steamy.  By the time Vail and Alreck do give in to their attraction it feels natural.  I absolutely loved how the romance played out and honestly wanted more by the end (though it finished great).  My only complaint with this book would be the dialog.  There were times it didn’t feel natural and even a little too formal.  Other than that, though, I was one happy reader and would definitely recommend this to others.  I give Naughty in Norway four whips!

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Note- I was given a free ecopy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

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~ by Suzie on November 14, 2013.

4 Responses to “Review of “Naughty in Norway” by Christine Edwards”

  1. Many thanks for a insightful and detailed review!

    All the best,

    Christine Edwards

  2. […] “Though I’ve never been to Norway myself, the author did an excellent job of making me feel like I was right there. The description was detailed but not too heavy-handed. I also thought the pacing was excellent. There were no dull moments and it always seemed to be intense …. Alreck was definitely dark and broody—just the way I like heroes to be …. I really enjoyed his character. Definitely the hot, sexy, protective alpha type! Things move quickly in this novel as far as the action goes, but I appreciated that the reader is given a chance to get to know the characters before things get too steamy. By the time Vail and Alreck do give in to their attraction if feels natural.  I absolutely loved how the romance played out and honestly wanted more by the end (though it finished great)…. I give Naughty in Norway four whips!”  Read more …. […]

  3. […] Review of “Naughty in Norway” by Christine Edwards (mistressofthedarkpath.wordpress.com) […]

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