TBR Reviewer: Daneilla
This book started out with a lot of promise. I love Norse mythology and being a born and bred Swede I could even understand the curse without needing translation ;) The berserkers and the background story woven for them was interesting. All berserkers come as a twin pair. Although Ryden and Rayne are alike in many ways they also have very different personalities. The plot might be a little confusing though, especially when reading the blurb. The curse on Ryden and Rayne is mostly there to make them suffer for a thousand years and then finding Karli in the modern day. The real danger to them and their mate is that Freyjais hunting the berserkers. She needs them to stay powerful and vital and to scorn Odin. She wants to use Karli to get to them.
At the beginning when Ryden and Rayne meet Karli, there is some nice build up when they are circling each other in the park, throwing glances at each other. You can feel the heat and longing between them. Then, to protect her they need to take her as their mate and they have to consummate their bond before the Nave, a night for mating when Karli will only be driven by her lust. Even though the two guys are hot, the sex wasn´t as good as it could have been. I never got the emotional bond, as the whole thing felt kind of forced. It was just an
instant pheromonal lust and they only seemed to know how to have their ménage in
one way, double penetration.
The real plot picks up in the end and there is some battle action, which put the story back on track. We also get glimpses of the other two berserker brother pairs during the story and there is some build-up for future stories. Those small insights intrigued me and I would be interested in reading their stories. This story is a quick read with some good parts to it. I think that the series as a whole has potential, especially if characters are developed more.