Author: A.J. Tipton
Rating: 4 *'s
Synopsis: The heat is on when a cursed Viking clashes with the woman of his dreams.
Over a thousand years ago, a witch hexed four charming Viking brothers, each with one of the four elements. They live with these curses today, doomed to suffer for their past crimes forever.
Mikkel just might be too hot to handle. He's an immortal Viking, cursed to burst into an uncontrollable ball of fire when enraged. After centuries of tragedy, Mikkel fears the fury within him will endanger anyone he lets get too close.
When Joanna--a smart, sexy engineer angry at the world--explodes into his life, Mikkel can’t resist her smoldering allure. Has the time finally come to let someone in and embrace the fire? Or will they be scorched by their fiery passion?
This mature romance includes incendiary bar room shenanigans, high-speed car escapades, and a love strong enough to heal even the most damaged of hearts.
This STANDALONE novella is part of the "Her Elemental Viking" series which can be read in any order. There are no cliffhangers, and each short ends as it should: happily ever after.
My Review: Being an immortal viking in the modern age proves to be difficult. Mikkel feels trapped in a world of loneliness. He has to watch his attitude because if gets too upset well he bursts into flames but when Joanna comes again, he begins to feel something he hasn't felt before.
Joanna is in a class of her own. Haunted by her own demons and full of anger herself, she struggles to maintain normality. Can these two save each other or will they both be swallowed by the fire burning within?
I haven't read A.J. Tipton before and I usually struggle with paranormal because it has to have a certain flavor to keep my interests. Once I started Her Fiery Viking I couldn't put it down. There is such a unique twist to it and I really enjoyed reading it. The only thing I would've liked to see is more of an emphasis on Mikkel's past but overall it was a wonderful story and I look forward to reading more of Tipton's work.