Review: Breton Wolfe by Victoria Vane

Review: Breton Wolfe by Victoria Vane
Breton Wolfe

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Series: Wolves of Brittany
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Kindle Worlds
Released on October 27, 2015
Pages: 115
Format: eBook
Source: Author

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She swore to defy him to her dying breath... But passion blurs the line between love and hate...

The bluest blood and the hardest heart... at least when it comes to marriage... The daughter of a duke and granddaughter of a king, Adele of Vannes was bartered at birth in a marriage treaty for the sole purpose of producing a royal heir. When her philandering husband is slain by Norse marauders, she is coerced to wed again in order to protect her home and her people. Adele knows that her beloved Brittany needs a strong hand to survive, but how can she ever reconcile her bitterness and hatred with the desire she feels for her mortal enemy?
She’s the jewel he seeks for his Breton crown...A Barbarian bent on building a dynasty, Valdrik Vargr, ‘the Norse Wolf,’ is renowned for both his bravery in battle and shrewdness in statecraft. Setting his sights on claiming the kingdom of Brittany, he knows that siring sons from royal blood would solidify his hold, but the woman he would claim as his queen refuses to have him. Will he fuel her hatred by taking her to his bed, or will the man who strikes terror in the hearts of men be reduced to wooing his bride?

The Delight

The time of the Viking raids on France in the Medieval Ages is a source of fascination for me so I was thrilled to discover a long-favored author chose to set a romance series against that backdrop.  Danger and desire go hand in hand when the Wolfe encounters the Duchess.

Review

Breton Wolfe is a novella that, though a fast and easy read, is also an engaging one.  I loved how the author established the two main characters and their two different worlds that come together.  I had no trouble seeing the setting and imagining the situations and motives.  Valdrick is very much a conquering invader, but he’s smart and has a nobility to him in spite of his origins that contrasts with the noble born he is up against.  He is clear in his commands, but fair and is willing to earn respect.  He gives choice where it can be given and is the first to extend his trust.  Adele only has rumor to go by and the long, weary evidence of being married off to a brute in the name of noble family duty.  She is amazed by Valdrick’s method and yet, he’s the enemy so her trust only goes so far.

The romance was sensual, but also sweet.  Adele has only seen the darker side of marriage to a lecherous man who only indulged his own pleasure so Valdrick’s gentle and caring approach captivates her.  He claims her, but he does it in a way that shows he respects her.  The steamy connection between these would-be enemies was sizzling and I loved their scenes together.

The action is Medieval sword fighting and arrows, battles and sieges.  Cunning rulers manipulating the chessboard of France for their own ends.  It was a nice blend of political intrigue and exciting scenes.

There are two more Wolfe Pack brothers and I can’t wait to get their stories.  I think this is a great fit for those who don’t have a lot of time for books, but love a light, spicy Medieval Romance.

My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Challenges

Romance Roundabout #35 HR
Literary Pickers #34 Castle
Indie #15

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About Victoria Vane

Victoria Vane is an Amazon #1 bestselling author of smart and sexy romance. Her works range from comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance and have received over twenty awards and nominations including: a 2015 Red Carpet Finalist for Best Contemporary romance (Slow Hand), 2014 RONE Winner for Best Historical Post Medieval Romance (Treacherous Temptations), and Library Journal Best Ebook Romance of 2012 (The Devil DeVere series). Victoria also writes romantic historical fiction as Emery Lee. She currently resides in Palm Coast, Florida with her husband, two sons, a little black dog, and an Arabian horse.
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“Well-paced, scorching scenes and witty banter…”
—Publishers Weekly

“Slow Hand by Victoria Vane is delightful, funny, page-turning steamy sexy, and the romance between Wade and Nikki make you wish you could pull Victoria’s characters straight off the page and into real life…”
—Unwrapping Romance

“For erotic passion and one-liners, the first book in Vane’s new series will satisfy…Vane’s latest gets a big yee-haw.”
—RT Book Reviews

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.