All Lord Caedmon of Larkspur wants, after nine long months in the king’s service, is a bit of peace…not five bothersome Viking princesses who invade his keep, especially not the fiery redhead, Breanne. He has half a mind to kick her tempting arse out the door…but wait…he has a much more wickedly delightful plan for this thorn in his…um, side.
Princess Breanne of Stoneheim is shocked at Larkspur’s rundown condition with servants and children running wild whilst Caedmon lies abed after a night of mead and, no doubt, wanton bedsport. Breanne must endure the loathsome lout to protect her four sisters. She can hardly imagine what this knight will demand of her in return.
I have had this book for months now, I bought it when it first came out and put it on my bedside table and then it got buried beneath all the other books that I have been reading. The other day when I cleaned off the table I saw it and put it on top, and was finally able to start reading it.
As I began reading it, I couldn’t believe how I could have forgotten that Sandra should be dubbed the queen of comedy. There were parts of this book that made me laugh so hard that I had to stop reading.
One of the things that I loved the most about this book and that caused me to laugh so hard was the thoughts that Cademon and Breanna would have. While they were talking either to each other or those around them, there was in italics what they were really thinking. It was hilarious.
Cademon has ten children no desire for more, a run down keep, and more problems that he can keep up with, what he doesn’t need is five Norse princesses invading his home and bringing the attention of the king and his priest with them.
Breeanna will do anything to protect her sister after finding her being beaten almost to death by her husband, and hiding out at Cademon’s keep seems like a fine idea, that is until she gets a load of his keep and his ten children.
Let the antics begin as these two battle their attraction and how best to go about putting the keep and the children in order.
This is one of those books that is a light fast read and full of great comedy, at least I think so. One of the best parts is when they pretend that one of the servants is a noble woman, that part had me laughing so hard that I was crying. This same servant is just one of the characters in the book that cause untold amounts of laughter. I will let you discover for yourself all about her, and her thoughts about men.
I give this book a 5 out of 5