Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Blog Tour: Blind Allegiance

Historical Romance

Date Published: 6/25/2013

It’s a risk of a lifetime loving a man you’re supposed to hate…
Betrayed by a brother she hardly trusted before the bloodthirsty Viking, Jarl Randvior Sigurdsson, attacks her home, Noelle Sinclair is conveniently bartered as a means to save her cowardly sibling’s skin. Forced to leave her homeland and accompany the petulant Viking to the untamed wilderness of central Norway, Noelle is ever-aware of the burgeoning dangers around her—including her weakening resolve to resist Randvior.
Should Noelle surrender to his resplendent charms and seduction, or fight with every ounce of strength she possesses to get home?

Violetta Rand holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Policy and a master's degree in Environmental Management. Serving as an environmental scientist in the state of Alaska for over seven years, she enjoys the privilege of traveling to remote places few people have the opportunity to see. 
Violetta has been "in love" with writing since childhood. Struck with an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, at five, she wrote short stories illustrated by her best friend and sold them in her neighborhood. The only thing she loves more than writing is her wonderful relationship with her husband, Jeff. She enjoys outdoor activities, reading whatever she can get her hands on, music, and losing herself in the ancient worlds she enjoys bringing to life in the pages of her stories.

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My Review: 
This was a pleasant surprise! I honestly wasn't expecting to get so engrossed in this story so quickly! I knew it was better than the typical romance when Noelle turned out to be more than just a damsel in distress, hoping to be saved by some strong man. She was smart and tough. Big plus in my book!

Rand, at first, came across as a brute with a heart of gold, which usually would be over  done, but in this instance it was perfectly written. The chemistry between them let me overlook a few nagging questions about their circumstances and time frames. 

The plot was fast paced and kept me reading. I loved that Noelle and Rand, though from different worlds could compromise at certain points and find their common ground. I also loved the auxillary characters, although I'd definitely like to see more about Aud and his family in the next books!

All in all, this is a wonderful first part of a series. It sets up the next books perfectly and is a rare gift in the romance genre. Definitely a book to pick up! 

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