I became interested in The Viking Grave because it combined time-travel with paranormal and historical romance. The story is about Riikka, who discovered a Viking arm ring in her coat pocket after returning from an archeological site in Newfoundland. She is about to discover how and why it ended up with her.
I felt an immediate connection to Riikka, with her love of paranormal shows, and history. The story was sort of rushed, but it held my attention.
Lucy seemed like a good friend with her hilarious opinions and over-protectiveness. I would have liked to read more about her. When Thorstein appeared, I expected more of an 'old world' dialogue from him. Although he had been learning the English language, he was still a Viking and some of the phrases and words he spoke were too modern.
However, the way the author described the surroundings when they went back in time, was wonderful. It made me feel as if I were there.
I was left with unanswered questions, such as does Lucy notice that Riikka is gone or does it just seem like she never knew her? A similar question is voiced in the book, but not answered. I know this is book one, so, hopefully, we will find out more. All in all, it was a good, quick read.
Riikka Toivonen is obsessed with three things: the paranormal, having hot Viking fantasies, and drinking far too much coffee. After Riikka finds a gold artifact in her pocket following a trip to a Viking gravesite, she lights a candle and finds she isn't home alone. An image of a man appears and the more she interacts with him, the more tangible he becomes. He's hot, he's a Viking, and she wants to bed him badly. The catch—he wants more from Riikka than just a romp.
What's a girl have to do to get some action? Lust takes over and Riikka tells him she will commit to him for all time if that is what will finally get him into bed. After making the pledge she finds herself transported back in time and into a life she left unfinished—her own. The rough-edged Viking Thorstein takes Riikka on a journey of second chances and hopes in the end she will choose to commit to him—forever.
Be Warned: light BDSM, forced seduction, spanking, public exhibition