"Gender bender Viking"
Viking warrior Tyra is bigger than most men and can
outfight many too. In fact she acts more manly than most
males do. However, when her father in injured, Tyra vows
to return home with the best healer available.
She and her men visit physician Adam the Healer, but he
insists he is retired and refuses to accompany Tyra back to
her father. As he watches her men take bets making her an
overwhelming favorite, Tyra knocks Adam out, tosses him on
her shoulder, and leaves. To his chagrin, Adam is very
attracted to the amazon though he would prefer to bar her
scratching habits. He agrees to try to save the life of
her father if she sleeps with him. Her sisters notice the
lure between Adam and Tyra and play matchmaker hoping to
marry off their older sister so they can find spouses too.
Her men want a gentler Viking leader hem into battle help.
However, Tyra has other plans leaving a frustrated suitor
to heal his own heart as he fails at his quest of becoming
the warrior's spouse.
Sandra Hill, known for her Viking tales, provides a gender
bender novel starring a literally strong warrior heroine
though her beloved is bigger and taller; as audacious as
this might sound for romance novels, this seems wrong for
this plot. The story line is action packed and loaded with
the customary humor expected from Ms. Hill with the
secondary characters furbishing much of the amusement with
their desperate measures to make Tyra a wife. Fans of
Viking tales will relish the uniqueness of MY FAIR VIKING.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 12, 2002