The Cover: I love this cover. The male model is EXACTLY how I picture Aksel to look like and the model’s eyes definitely giving you a king/royal vibe. I want this book on my bookshelf ASAP.
Basics: A Nordic King was released on September 21st 2018, is 376 pages long and is part of the Kindle Unlimited program. Genre wise A Nordic King belongs to romance, contemporary romance, new adult and royal romance.
Description: 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.
Overall thoughts: Karina Halle is an amazing writer and storyteller and A Nordic King is some of her best work yet. From the moment I read the first page I was memorized with the way she talked about love and I was hooked and couldn’t put the book down. There were moments in the beginning where I wasn’t sure if I was going to continue liking the direction A Nordic King was going, but I am seriously head over heels for this book!
After King Aksel suffers a horrible tragedy, he is trying to figure out how to live his life, father his two young daughters, run his country and deal with the death of his Queen. Enter Aurora, the bright, sassy, fun loving nanny; the goddess (the nickname the two young princesses give her) just wants to do the best she can, help the young princesses be happy again and overall just be successful.
She wasn’t expecting to feel attracted to the grumpy King and Aksel certainly didn’t want to fall for the nanny of his children but that’s exactly what happens. The chemistry that builds between Aurora and Aksel is both frustrating and wonderful. Dislike turns into like, like turns into respect, respect turns into attraction and attraction turns into love. But a nanny and a King of a country falling for one another and trying to make it into a relationship? Of course there are roadblocks in the way.
A Nordic King was a wonderful contemporary, royal romance read and it will definitely be on my list for the top reads of 2018. I loved this book, the story, the characters, the love that is so well written throughout it all…definitely highly recommended read!
Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
Favorite Quotes: “There is no one way to fall in love. It may scar you, make its mark, but that fall, that impact, is different for everyone.” -Aksel
“Bloody hell. I think I’m in love with my boss. A king.” -Aurora
“You love me. You love me. I am home.” -Aksel
My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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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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