All’s fair when you’re in love with War.
For seventeen-year-old Mia Ahlström, a world ruled by order is the only world she allows. A lifetime of chore charts, to-do lists and study schedules have helped earn her a spot at Redwood State University’s engineering program. And while her five year plan includes finding her very own happily-evah-aftah, years at an all-girls boarding school left her feeling woefully unprepared for keg parties and co-ed extracurricular activities.
So nothing surprises her more than catching the eye of Tyr Fredriksen at her first college party. The imposing Swede is arrogantly charming, stubbornly overprotective, and runs hot-and-cold in ways that defy reason . . . until Mia learns that she’s fallen for the Norse God of War; an immortal battle deity hiding on Midgard (Earth) to protect a valuable Asgardian treasure from a feral enemy. With a price on his head, Tyr brings more than a little excitement to Mia’s rigidly controlled life. Choosing Tyr may be the biggest distraction—or the greatest adventure—she’s ever had.
***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***
Tighten your girdles, ladies, because you’re about to meet Tyr Fredrikson, God of War. Mia heads to the west coast to go to college, there she meets Tyr. A giant of a man who is hot as fresh baked bread and as maddening as that tickle you get between your ear and your throat. Yeah…girl meets boy, boy has a protector complex, yanno, the typical schtik, right? Well, it would be if this guy WASN’T the protector of nine realms and he’s out to make certain that a certain wolf child of Loki’s wasn’t out to hurt everyone he cared about.
I really enjoyed this read. I liked Mia a lot, and I FLOVED Tyr…almost as much as I FLOVED Gunnar. Almost. It’s a close tie. Close…We’ll see. The jury is still out! Honestly, I liked this story better than her entire Elsker series. Well…except Tur…but then #GunnarsFunner. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. This has to do with Gunnar’s older brother Henrik and Brynn. Then I’m hoping to see some Forse and Elsa in the third book. Just puttin’ my hopes out there, in case she reads this! But then, I think Freya needs to meet Jason…maybe she just might have met her match too…ummmhmmm.
Ms. Bende continues with her universe where Norse gods are just as real as the seat I’m sitting on and they are all witty and irritating and devastatingly beautiful all at the same time. So would I recommend this book. I would. It’s a little darker than her others, but not by much. This is also clean for those who like their reads that way. That’s not to say that things don’t get a little warm up under the collar, because they do, but it’s still all clean and good.
Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, S.T. Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (where she became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of McVities cookies. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired the books of The Elsker Saga and the Ære Saga. She hopes her characters make you smile, and she dreams of skiing on Jotunheim and Hoth.
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