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.
A Nordic King is a 100% complete standalone story and a spinoff of The Swedish Prince and The Wild Heir.
This book contains GRAPHIC SEX SCENES AND FOUL LANGUAGE - reader discretion is advised.
4.5 Star Review by Ashley
Whoa. Just whoa. I'll admit, the cover for A Nordic King grabbed my attention right away. But it was the story Karina Halle put inside that captured me from the start. That opening alone made me know that there was going to be so much more to the story than I was expecting.
Aksel. I'll start with him. The broody and brokenhearted King. Guilt and pain have a way of making you close yourself off and that was Aksel. I'm not going to lie, he was a jerk, especially to Aurora. But I loved that she called him out on it. That she didn't let his position of power make her inferior. Her feelings mattered and she was sure to let him know it. More than once.
Was she out of her league dealing with royals? A bit. Did she let it stop her? Not at all. I loved Aurora's spunk and grace and kindness. How she cared for Clara and Freja and put their needs above her own. How she made those sad girls smile again. How she made Aksel smile again.
All it took was a little snow and a pig, yes a pig, for Aksel and Aurora to admit to what they were feeling. Gah- slow burn at it's finest. The build up was so worth it. And when they finally got together, wowweee was it hot. You know that saying, keep your friends close and your enemies closer, Aksel forgot that for a moment, let his guard down, and Aurora suffered for it. But not for long. Oh no, that man wasn't going to let her go out like that. She was worth so much more than the mistakes of her past. Cue the swoon because when that man laid his heart and intentions on the line, my heart was melting. Aurora's too. And there was no way she could walk away.
Standing ovation with a slow clap and nod for Karina Halle for this book. Nordic King is a romance lovers dream. Aurora and Aksel's story was full of humor and angst and steam and drama and so much swoon. There was an man who was hopelessly in love with a woman. And a woman whose love healed a broken home and heart. I never wanted this to end.
About the Author
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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