I was very intrigued to start Andrea R. Cooper's Viking Fire. I think mostly because I had just finished The Garnet Dagger and was curious to see how the stories differed from each other. I was pleasantly surprised! Not only was Viking Fire different from The Garnet Dagger in its own, unique way, it only added to my infatuation with Andrea R. Cooper's writing.
We start Viking Fire in 856 CE Ireland, where we meet Kaireen- our heroine. Kaireen has just learned that it's been arranged for her to marry Bram, an infuriating yet charming and lovable Lochlann viking. And she's not happy. Kaireen is a bit of a skeptic when it comes to love (in my opinion, a situation created by her sisters' misfortune with love) and no handsome, strong and brave viking is going to change her mind...
...At least that's what she thinks.
But even Kaireen can't deny the heat between herself and Bram.
Although love is not the only obstacle for Kaireen, there are potential life-threatening problems for her entire kingdom. There's word around the kingdom of a Liannon spy in their midst...and they're feeling blood thirsty. When a mischievous plan goes into action, a horrible death triggers war between the clan Liannon, and the clan O'Neill. And all heck breaks loose.
Traitors, war, love, lust and emotion fill the pages of Viking Fire to no end.
I truly enjoyed this book! It kept me entertained and guessing throughout the entire story. And once I got to the end, well, I couldn't stop.
After I got to about 55 percent, I was finished. No socializing for me- no, thank you! I had a date with Kaireen and Bram. At one point I got emotionally distraught because of a character's pain and was close to tears.
Now that I've finished Viking Fire, I can say that I've read two books by Andrea R. Cooper and I have thoroughly enjoyed them both. Among the many things I enjoy about Andrea's story telling, is the lack of overly romantic and mushy-gushy love scenes. I cannot thank her enough for avoiding those long, drawn out situations.
I would consider Viking Fire to be a Historical Romance, and I know this genre may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I really enjoyed it and I'll read more of her work.