Let me start this blog by saying that I do NOT read romance novels, and particularly NOT historical romance novels. (My MOM reads historical romance.) Although, I did love Wuthering Heights in High School, but that’s a secret, and so is Loki’s Daughters by Delle Jacobs.
I do really like romance books that have some kind of paranormal twist, but Loki’s Daughters does not fit in that category. It is about hot Vikings that invade Celtic land wanting to find a home of their own and, oh yeah, wives! The main character Arienh is a strong independent woman and she is not about to let these invaders push her around. She never gives up, even if it costs her what she most desires.
Even though there were no demons, aliens, vampires, or other paranormal activity (except potentially one ghost scene), I really enjoyed this novel. It was not overwhelmingly stuffed with sex, but sex was used where it belonged within the story. Oh yeah, and some of it was really funny! I always think that historical romance is going to be all sex and frail women being swept off their feet and probably ravaged on the moors of Scotland or something, but Loki’s Daughters did not fit that mold at all. Well, there were hot Vikings ready to sweep women off their feet, but the women were having none of that! It made for a brilliant story. And, you just can’t go wrong with HOT Vikings!