Title: Viking Fire
Author: Andrea R. Cooper
Published: July 29th 2013 by Crimson Romance
Genre: historical romance
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Kaireen, daughter of Laird Liannon, is suddenly forced into an arranged marriage with her sworn enemy, a Viking. She refuses to submit. With no mention of love, only land and the protection of her clan, she endeavors to get her betrothed banished from her country. Will love find its way around her stubborn heart?
Bram, the Viking, finds himself without future or inheritance as a younger son in his family. A marriage to the Laird’s daughter would grant him land if he swears fidelity and if his men will fight along with the Liannons against any foe—Irish or Viking. However, the Laird’s feisty daughter only holds animosity for him and his kind. Is marriage worth the battle scars of such a relentless opponent?
With the blame for a rival laird’s death treacherously set against the Liannons, Kaireen and Bram must find a way to lay aside their differences as an unforeseen darkness sends death snapping at their heels.
Cooper’s characters are well developed, but in a very natural way. You don’t feel like you’ve read about them in a history textbook, but rather that they are individuals that you’ve met and interacted with. This goes for the main characters as well as the supporting cast.
This is the type of story that draws you in completely and doesn’t let you go. I was left with a sense of wonder and completeness while still wanting to continue on further with these phenomenal individuals.