Before I start this review, I’d like to take a moment and drool over that cover. Wow!
A Viking who never expected to inherit the throne is suddenly thrust upon that important seat and tasked with revenge on his murdered kin. But revenge is cold when the man is one that calls to a Vikings heart.
Alv, our sexy Viking, is hunting the man that murdered is brother but as it turns out his brother is a rapist and that man is just trying to avenger his sister. Roeland is an unexpected hero but both he and Alv felt like they belonged in the contemporary genre rather than historical. Alv is a Viking healer but he sounds less like a Viking and more like a different era. Maybe 1800’s or the 1900’s. A lot of the secondary characters also didn’t fit the Viking theme in both dialogue and the way they acted. This would have worked beautiful in a fantasy setting or even adjusted to fit the early 1800’s/1900’s. The story is still very entertaining. I like the push and pull between Alv and Roeland. The sex is hot and romantic. Overall, Torn Avenger is a good read with an interesting plot.