Be careful what you yearn for, especially if you are in a foreign country apparently. Agata feels she is just floating through her own life. A satisfying job and a nice apartment but no mate. Not really knowing her birth parents other than their Norwegian roots, she learns some of the language and customs and uses them in her job, resulting in a trip to the mother country. And that's when things get interesting. I've often lamented at the demise of the alpha male. Society has succeeded in essentially emasculating the most recent generations and it's so sad. Agata finds out what an alpha is really like when she is mystically transplanted into an alternate universe with a man who takes one look and declares her his wife. There is a language barrier, her disorientation in general and the unbelievable reality that she's not in Kansas anymore. Or necessarily planet Earth for that matter. She does the expected, trying to escape and such, but finds herself totally drawn to her captor. And that's so wrong, but why does he make her feel so right? I loved Stian. His physical description is enough to get your motor running, but his displays of prowess in all forms are pretty impressive. Fighting, providing food and shelter and sex. He's patient, caring, but also determined. The language barrier forced these two to actually communicate in any way they could, and while they didn't fall into bed right away, sex was a great way to connect and build trust and a relationship on. I would dub this short read a guilty pleasure and recommend it to anyone who wants a little barbarian in their day.
When Agata wakes up in the middle of nowhere after drinking an herb concoction given to her by an old Norwegian woman, she is confused and just wants to get home. She doesn’t get time to think about her situation because a towering man with battle scars and wielding an ax takes her as his property. Although there is a language barrier between her and the barbarian, she understands the word he keeps calling her: wife.
When Stian Dagmar finds a woman alone and unconscious in the woods, the first thought he has is that he wants her as his wife. She will probably fight him, struggle for her freedom, but being with him is a lot safer than what his world will give her.
Can Agata accept her new life and the feelings for Stian that grow within her, or will she go home the first opportunity that arises?
Be Warned: spanking, anal sex
“I’ve never seen a woman as beautiful as you,” he said, and lowered his head and inhaled again at the base of her throat. She was tense beside him, tried to move away an inch, but he tightened his hold on her waist, and pulled her snugly against his body. He was hard, so fucking hard his balls ached and he yearned to bury his cock inside her lush little body.
“Please, this isn’t right. This isn’t what I want,” she said in a soft, breathy voice. She tried to remove his hand from her waist, but she put no strength behind it. He didn’t know what she’d said, but he could assume she was telling him that she didn’t want this. She might say that, fight him to a point, too, but he also picked up on the little movements she made, as if she were trying to refrain from letting go and letting him touch her the way he wanted. He pushed her hand out of the way and continued to slide it along the slope of her waist, moving his palm forward until he placed it right on her mound.
She was hot, scorching even, and his cock gave a mighty jerk. He’d put leather back on, and only did so because it would help his desires be cooled off slightly. He didn’t want to frighten her, but have her get used to the feeling of him touching her. Moving his hand lower until he cupped her pussy, the only thing blocking him from her bare heat and flesh was the fabric of her shift. He rubbed her, touched her in a way that had her ass pressed right up against his cock, and had her murmuring things in a soft, breathy voice.
“God, why am I allowing this?” she said softly in a voice that was a little strained. He wished he knew what she spoke of, but soon he’d correct that. Soon she’d speak his language, and he could tell her that she was his irrevocably.
Her hands were tightly woven in the hides, had the material wrapped between her little fingers hard enough that her knuckles were white. He rubbed her, applied enough pressure that he started to feel her wetness seep through the material, and growled out in approval. He wouldn’t fuck her, not until he knew she was ready and willing for him, but that didn’t mean he couldn’t make them both feel good in the meantime.
“So soft and sweet, wet and mine, wife,” he said right by her ear. The way she trembled for him, tried to push him away yet pressed her ass closer to his groin, told him that this female was strong-willed as much as she was giving. He didn’t expect her to give in so easily, or at least he didn’t want her to.
Stian didn’t want a weak female. He was a warrior, and because of that required a woman that could give as good as she took. She’d need to be able to protect herself and take a life if need be.
“You’ll make a good wife, a good mother to my strong sons,” he whispered against her ear. He would teach her his language, show her how they could communicate with each other eventually. Until then they could use their bodies to say what they needed.
I really enjoyed Agata and Stian's story. I enjoyed how these two learned to communicate despite not knowing each others language. Agata changed after she first met Stian. Stian was there for Agata and wouldn't let any harm come to her. This was a quick read and definitely worth reading again.
This is the 1st book by this author I've read. I will definitely be reading more. I was surprised that though it's a short story, it had a fairly well developed story and characters. Awesome sex scenes!
Wow! I have read it twice already! I loved the depth of the characters! I could feel their love as time passed by. Sometimes we must follow what we truly want, it might take us through a beautiful journey. Press buy its worth it!
Love this book! It was a mixture of love,tenderness,passion, and courageous, it was the first a read but not the last ! You didn't disappoint Jenika sometimes we are found living a boring without purpose life and it takes someone who cares, show us love to have a faith we can have a wonderful and simple life! And it was hot and sexy!riverac511
I was given a free copy for a honest review. I have read almost all of Jenika Snow's books and this one left me want more of Agata and Stian!! Agata is a strong and successful business woman but she lack a family and friends. While on a business trip she fly into Norway. Wanting to discover a little of her heritage to goes to a local festival where is encounters a old woman who gives her some herbs to drink. Don't want to give much away... Stian is brutally tough but with a soft side. I truly loved this story between Agata and Stian; I only wish it would have been a little longer. I truly hope Jenika writes a continuation of their love story.
Away on business Agata finds time to visit a festival where she runs into a woman who seems to know a lot about how Agata really feels about her life. When the woman give Agata a drink she drinks it not knowing it will change her life. Stan is out hunting and stumbles onto Agata, knowing he should just leave her and let the village people save her Stian can't seem to walk away. When Stain see's her face he knows right away she will be his wife. Waking up Agata is shocked and scared and at first thinks she is still at the festival. When reality come crashing down all Agata can think about is getting home. But Stain will keep Agata no matter what, he has been alone for too long. The longer Agata is in this new world the more reality comes crashing down and the more both of their feeling begin to grow. But this new world isn't safe and when Agata gets the chance to finally have what she thinks she has wanted since she awakened may now be at her fingertips, now Agata will have to decide what she wants more, her home or her new life with Stian. This was a really good read. Yes its shorter but this book wasn't rushed and I really, really enjoyed it. When I first read the book description I thought of Kristen Ashley's book Golden Dynasty and while they have a similar idea this is a story all on it's own. Stian was a great hero and like all of Ms. Snows hero's he was possessive, and strong, and me man you woman. Agata was a great heroine she didn't melt under pressure and she wasn't stupid. I also liked that she wasn't so stubborn that she missed what was right in front of her. All in all this was a really great read that was fast, hot, and new.
Ms Snow writes at the beginning of her book that she wrote it for entertainment and not historic accuracy. I thought she did a great job describing this world and as I lost myself in the story I found the details to be wonderful. This is a beautiful story of 2 people who needed and found each other. You can feel the chemistry with these characters and she did such a rich job of building up the erotic tension. If you are a fan of her books, I guarantee this one doesn't disappoint.
I really love this book. Wonderful author!!!
I love Jenika Snow she just gets better and better, I love Agata and Stian not only can they not understand each other they find love and they find that you don't have to understand someone to fall in love. I don't want to give to much away
Not that I care so much for time tea election but, I do love me a fierce Viking Man. Yum yum. I love Jenika Snows books and I buy and devour them as soon as they hit my kindle. If your a new reader to Snows books I encourage you to read ALL her books.
Agata has a lonely life. Going through Foster Care when she was very young. The death of her parents are unknown to her. She has the bloodline of Scandinavian Ancestry. She is sent to Norway on a business trip. She learned some of the language. She goes to the Fall Festival where she meets an old blind woman who is a Seer. She tells Agata that she is not happy in this world. After she talks with the old woman she leaves the hut. The hut dissappears! She feels funny! She falls! Stian is a very tall muscular man. Long blonde hair down to his shoulders....tatts. He also has criss-cross scares on his back. The village people had him thrown out because of something he had done when he was young. They call him the Beast. He finds Agata while he is out hunting birds. He decides to take her home to be his wife. She wakes up not knowing where she is. Was she taken back in time? This story is of 2 lonely people finding their destiny. Loved the story. Wish i could find an old lady like that. :D
~~ Gifted by the Author ~~ I’ve always loved Jenika’s books and I was lucky enough to gifted her one of her newest “Ravishing Her Completely” yep and he did that. (smiles) They call Stian a beast but what does the villagers know, except the fact that Stian allows and works at being that beast. He lives far from the village and alone, he pretty much gave up on the fact of a wife and a family. With Stians past know woman from the village would want him. Agata is on a business trip to Norway and she thinks maybe she will have time to get into with her roots. You just have to love little creepy old ladies in whatever era or world they reside in, wise in their years and as old as dirt. Mostly they are mixing up some type of destiny in sachet of herbs. (smiles) Jenika did great with this story, a quick read with a tad bit of danger, a smidgen of wth really, a dash of maybe and a lot of of passion packed heat. Granted the kink in me would have loved to see more spankings...just saying. It was fun and I enjoyed it, thank you Jenika for the gift. I do recommend it.
I was giving the opportunity to read this book for an honest review and I have to say Jenika did it again!! I loved how you get transport back to a different time how the see live grow between the character. It's a must read
Once again, Jenika has just blown me away with her writing. I loved this book and read it in one setting. Another hit in my opinion!
Agata may be a successful business woman but her life is empty, she's no family and no real friends her life is missing something. Agata never knew her parents and grew up in the foster system all she knows is that her mother was American and young her father was older and Scandinavian, so when she flys into Oslo, Norway on business she feels strangely at home and between an old blind woman and some herbs Agata gets a chance of a new life but will she appreciate the gift she's been given or will she want her familiar but lonely life back. Stian has had a hard life, thrown out by the village he was born in he lives a lonely life so when he finds a strangely dressed but beautiful woman in the woods one day he decides to keep her. I loved this book and both Agata and Stian, particularly Stian I really wanted him to find his HEA, this was more romantic than I imagined and I loved it, a beautiful short read and of course hot in the right places as you'd expect from this author.
Agata is in Norway on business, she's of Scandinavian descent herself. So when her business is completed she goes sightseeing. At a village fair she's given a herb drink by an old woman. When Agata wakes she finds herself in a strange place and she's been captured by a viking named Stian. Neither speak the others language, so communicating is impossible. But Agata understands one thing Stian desires her. I found this story more romantic than I had expected. I liked both characters, they were well matched even though they're from different worlds. The sex is well written as usual. A very enjoyable short story.
I received this ebook for an honest review...I have read almost all of Jenika Snow books and have loved each one. I was hooked from the first couple pages and loved the build-up of the relationship between the main characters. What really sealed the deal for me was the epilogue. It was so touching and complete. It was amazing. Great book!
Jenika has donate again! She has taken me on a mystical ride I didn't expect to go on.We travel travel back in time somewhere in Norway. Where Agata is no longer lonely and Stian finds out he can love. The story is like every other with a HEAbut to get there you present on this emotional, heart-pounding, and scary adventure.(well at least for me) There were some slow parts but they are easy to pass by. I loved the heroine in the story and how she stands with her man to fight. And how the hero will protect his woman from everything even herself. This was a must read for me. And it didn't disappoint. Specially the sex scenes, I mean i have read some good stuff but nobody writes a super steamy detailed sex scene like Jenika!!