5 stars for Her Immortal Viking by HOLT Award Winner @Adele_Downs #fantasyromance #books #bookreview
Title: Her Immortal Viking
Author: Adele Downs
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Her Immortal Viking: Winner of the HOLT Medallion.
A Viking warrior unjustly cast into eternal servitude by a vengeful god is transported to the modern world to complete a task. When he falls in love with a mortal, he must find a way to clear his name and bridge the divide of a thousand years to stay with her.
About The Book:
One lonely night, desperate for relief from overwork and mountainous debt, Penny looks skyward, hoping that someone “up there” will ease her difficult life. She’s juggling a waitress job with a full-time class schedule, struggling to fix the old trailer she’s inherited, and steadily going broke. In desperation, she sings songs of praise, chants like a yogi, and rubs her belly like Buddha until the crystal charm at her navel shimmers.
In the West, beyond the seas, from the place between Heaven and Earth, an immortal Viking hears Penny’s cries. Once a celebrated warrior, Gunnar has been wrongly accused of crimes against the gods, and is cast into eternal servitude as punishment. While Penny sleeps, he comes to Earth to help her, and after seeing her, falls in love. But Penny wakes, and mortals are forbidden to see…or touch…or kiss the immortals of Alfheim. When the wrath of the gods rains on Penny and Gunnar, they must find a way to bridge life with the afterlife, and cross the divide of a thousand years to claim their love.
Overworked and underpaid waitress and full-time student Penny has had it with her pretty boy model boyfriend. She kicks him out of her place and in an act of frustration, prays to the gods for help. She even rubs her belly for good luck. Help arrives in the form of a drop-dead gorgeous man named Gunnar. Turns out, he’s an exiled immortal wrongly accused and forced to be in servitude. Even though it’s forbidden, Penny and Gunnar fall in love. When their secret affair is revealed, will Penny and Gunnar find a way to be together or will they be torn apart for all eternity?
Her Immortal Viking blends a modern-day fairy tale with Norse fantasy romance. A Viking immortal sent down to help do the dishes? What a fun twist to a crowded paranormal romance genre. From the start, I connected with Penny and her penchant for picking needy guys. Her thoughts and feelings are honest and heartfelt. The attraction between Penny and Gunnar is immediate but Adele Downs slowly builds on that to form a strong love between Penny and Gunnar. The plot moves at a good pace with a tight cast of characters, swoony, steamy scenes, and a happily ever after worthy of an award. It’s the lush descriptive narration, though, that makes this a five-star read. Adele Downs draws the reader in with intricate details and emotional tension. Without even realizing it, I became part of the story and that is a true gift. If you’re a romance reader, you’ll love this book. If you’re looking to be swept away, pick up Her Immortal Viking. I can’t wait to read more from Adele Downs. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Adele Downs is the award-winning author of more than 25 romance novels, novellas and short stories, and a former journalist with hundreds of articles to her credit. When not writing in her home office in Delaware, she can be found reading a book on the beach, taking photographs, or riding in her convertible.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N