A Nordic King by Karina Halle
Publication Date: September 21, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
SYNOPSIS: When I first applied for the job I thought it would be like all the others: working as a nanny for an aristocratic family.
Then I got the job and found out how wrong I was.
Now I’m the new nanny for two adorable little girls who happen to be princesses.
Their father is the widowed King of Denmark.
And my new home? The royal palace in Copenhagen.
Adjusting to my new life isn’t easy but the hardest part hasn’t been the girls who still grieve over the loss of their mother.
It’s their father.
Cold, mysterious and moody, with an icy stare that seems to penetrate your soul, King Aksel may have hired me to take care of his daughters but he wants as little to do with me as possible.
Yet the longer I share these palace walls with this man, the more that I’m drawn to him. His chiseled face and sexual swagger are only part of the package. It’s in the long, intense glances at the dinner table, the way we’ll brush up against each other in the halls, the rare glimpses of the man deep inside, like the sun passing through clouds.
But no matter how I feel about him, we can never be together.
You think it’s bad enough being in love with your boss?
Try falling in love with a king.
This royal romance completely captivated my heart! Aksel and Aurora had the perfectly sexy and romantic fairy tale that I crave as a romance reader.
This book checked so many of my boxes to make it a swoonworthy, heartwarming love story. Aksel is a handsome tortured king consumed by guilt because of the mistakes of his past. As a result he comes off as an angry jerk and is barely tolerable to those around him. Despite this, he always softens when it comes to his two little girls. There is just something so sexy and endearing about a single dad who loves and adores his daughters as much as he does. And these two princesses know exactly how to get what they want from their daddy.
Aurora is the new nanny and from the beginning sparks start to fly. This is bit of a slow burn or maybe I was just dying for them to admit their feelings for each other. Either way, the anticipation had me going crazy!! This was such a page turner for me! Of course there is a forbidden aspect to this love story because a King getting it on with the nanny was not exactly widely accepted. While this is a definitely hot and sexy book, what got me is the romance. Aurora broke through Aksel’s amour. He opened up to her in a way he had never been able to before. Their love story was so beautiful, heartwarming and romantic. This is romance that makes my heart SWOON and makes me feel all kinds of warm and fuzzy inside.
“You love me. I am home.”
Tears spring to my eyes. “Home/”
He nods, just an inch, brow forever furrowed. “I’ve waited forty years for my heart to have a home,”… “I’ve waited for you.”
I loved how they became a family and their love with each other and their princesses was so moving. This book also has a lot of humor and a teacup pig named Snarf Snarf makes it even better. LOL. This is the stuff fairy tales are made of! I really recommend for a sexy, sweet and heartfelt royal romance that you should not miss!
Heat Level: Moderate
Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.
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