Review: The Wild Heir by Karina Halle

Posted July 2, 2018 by Lorna in Uncategorized / 20 Comments

Review: The Wild Heir by Karina Halle
The Wild Heir

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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on May 16, 2018
Pages: 408
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited

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The Delight

Norway’s crown prince meets his match in an arranged marriage to the princess of Lichtenstein. Or, bad boy prince falls for a beautiful princess after a sex tape is released of him and the daughter of the prime minister of Norway. Either way, this was a delightfully sensual arrangement!


After reading and loving, The Swedish Prince, a couple of months ago, I bought this one as soon as it was released. Magnus, the crown prince of Norway had a small, but memorable part to play in that one, and there was no way I would miss this one.

Ella is the princess of the small country of Lichtenstein. She’s twenty two, but after taking some time off, she is still attending college in Edinburgh and lives in the dorm where she is a fish out of water. Because of her status, people don’t know how to act around her so they don’t have much to do with her. Neither does her father, the King. She does have an older woman with her, Lady Jane, that lives in the dorm, down the hall from her. Still, it’s a lonely life. Magnus is famous as a playboy, love em and leave em type. When he gets in hot water with his parents, the King and Queen of Norway, over a sex tape, they tell him he will have to give up his title of crown prince and never be king or get married. At first, he doesn’t know which is worse. He finally picks a candidate from a picture and Ella is sent for. She arrives in Norway not knowing the reason she’s there. It was an interesting and even fun premise and I really enjoyed reading about these two opposites falling for each other.

Told from both of the main characters perspectives, I relished getting to know each of them. Ella is more of an introvert and wants to work to save the environment, while Magnus is a womanizer and extreme sports enthusiast-the kind that is extremely dangerous. A real adrenaline junkie. But of course he does have some problems, one in particular that I figured out not far into the story. It really doesn’t take them long to be smitten with each other, but of course they aren’t sharing that fact with anyone, much less themselves. The King of Norway was another favorite character. He’s very sick, but is very kind and father-like towards Ella. And since her father is just the opposite she basks in it. Lady Jane provides comic relief at times and was a good friend to Ella. Of course, there’s a villain in the form of the girl from the sex tape. Enough said about that.

I don’t think this was necessarily full on erotica, but it’s very sensual and detailed. The author issues a warning before you start the read, so I would be remiss if I didn’t mention it. The good thing is that Halle did not use sex scenes in place of story. In other words, they are not there as filler. I would even call this a slow burn romance. I thought the story was pretty amazingly told and paced. Halle has been a favorite author of mine for years, and while I haven’t read everything she’s written, the ones I haven’t are in my to be read pile and I will definitely get to them. She’s very prolific and I happily buy them as she writes them.

I recommend this to all adult contemporary romance readers that enjoy very sensual scenes. It’s a wonderful romance as was, The Swedish Prince, which I also recommend. FYI, each are standalone, but I was happy I started with, The Swedish Prince, which was amazing.




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I’m a lifetime book addict and currently own nine Kindles, with only six still working. I do tend to wear them out! They pretty much are my favorite technology-well that and my cell phone. Okay, yes and my laptop. I spent most of my life in Kentucky, but moved to Maryland in my attempt to get closer to the the ocean a few years ago. Being retired helps. I have a B.S. degree in law enforcement with a minor in sociology, but never really worked in my major. Instead, I spent my entire adult life working in the medical field in some capacity. After retiring(early), I found my passion in reviewing books for a couple of blogs and I love it. My author favorites include, Dannika Dark, Amber Lynn Natusch, J.T. Geissinger, Colleen Hoover, Samantha Towle, K.A. Tucker, Karina Halle, Sarina Bowen, J.R. Ward, Mariana Zapata, Dianne Duvall, and I could go on and on. I read many different genre’s, but still like a romantic element in most, if not all of them.

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  • I like the setting and have enjoyed this author before Lorna. I need to add it to my list.

    • Yes, I’ve been reading her since her Experiment in Terror books. The Swedish Prince was so good as well. Maybe I should go back and review that one.

  • I like her books but I didn’t know about this one so I should try

    • I highly recommend this and the first one, The Swedish Prince. Both were fun reads .

  • You definitely grabbed my attention to this series, Lorna. I haven’t read a fun royal romance in some time and I’ve been meaning to try the author, too.

    • Oh, you should try these for sure Sophia. I think you would really like them .

  • Debbie Haupt

    Love that cover Lorna, thanks for sharing

    • Great cover! Remind me please what blog you are on? I wanted to visit again but totally forgot the name. Thanks!

  • 从百度点进来的,学习学习,呵呵!

  • Ahhh I love her books! I haven’t read this one yet though. I like to save her books for the right moments when I need a certain type of read that’ll get me emotional. 😀

    • Oh, another Karina Halle fan. The only ones I couldn’t get into are the Sins and Needles books or whatever they are called. I like my characters to not be criminals.

  • Ahhh I love her books! I haven’t read this one yet though. I like to save her books for the right moments when I need a certain type of read that’ll get me emotional. 😀

  • Sounds like a well woven tale. Thanks for sharing!

    • It was pretty great! Thanks for stopping by.

  • I have not read Karina Halle yet but this sounds really appealing. I can’t think of the last time I read anything about princess and princes and this sounds like a really fun take on the idea. Great review!

    • I’m so sorry. I just now saw your comment. The first two of these have been really good. I follow the author on Instagram and saw all her travel pictures when she visited the countries. Can’t wait for the next one!

  • Ahh she is a good one. It’s been a while since I’ve read her, though. I need to get back t them.

    • So sorry I just now saw this. I’ve been a fan of hers since her first series a really long time ago. She’s a good one!

  • I haven’t read anything by this author but it sounds like I should. Love the cover too! Great review!


    • Sorry I missed your comment and I am just now seeing this. And thank you! She is definitely an author you should try!