Elora is a cultivated Londoner visiting her brother in Oslo, Norway. With her brother away on business, she decides to do without his permission and borrow his classic Jaguar to take in the sights. But when she pulls over to the side of the road to take pictures, the car won’t start up again. In a blind panic, Elora has nowhere to turn, until a warrior of a man stops to help her. A massive, handsome hunk of a man, clad head to toe in black leather.
Elora has never encountered anyone like Mikkel. As much as he frightens her, she realizes she is out of options. Then comes the exhilarating journey home on his custom ride, and Elora falls hard for her knight in leather armor, an alpha male eager to teach her the rules of Dom/sub relationships. Mikkel is head of his motorcycle club, and in the days that follow, Elora becomes increasingly entangled in the culture of bondage, bikes, and club rivalries. But how can Elora fully commit to a man whose world might as well exist on another planet?
Excuse me while I sit in front of a fan for a few minutes because this book is HOT, HOT, HOT! To be fair it wasn't quite what I expected coming into this read but I wasn't necessarily disappointed. For a quick read it was surprisingly character driven instead of a fast paced hardcore sex kind of book, but it wasn't a bad thing, in fact I kind of liked getting to know the characters past and present instead of just a crazy wild night of wicked fun. However, you do definitely get your wicked fun here.
Set in exotic Oslo, Norway we meet Elora the artistic Brit student that is visiting her brother and decides to take a joyride in his very expensive Jag and happens upon a problem that Mikkel the President of Motorcycle Club fixes for her. The chemistry sizzles from the first page between these two, but Mikkel isn't what I expected of a motorcycle gangs leader. I was quite surprised to find a strong alpha male that has a past twisted with a sense of family and leadership versus a thug like personality that you think your going to find. I liked it. A lot. He was all masculine but in a refined way that was respectful but a little dangerous at the same time. I found it way hotter than just a rough exploration of sexual fantasy that you find in a lot of this genre. Mikkel is actually the character that held most of my attention and I just wanted to know more about him.
Elora, unfortunately, I couldn't say the same. I found her a little flighty and bordering on annoying, although she had many qualities that I like in a main female lead such as passion, freedom to express herself and a sense of adventure. Maybe I just needed to know more about her that was fascinating like Mikkel but she faded into the background for me and that was difficult because it really was just the two main characters that were the center point in the story. It didn't hurt the story...it just didn't help it either.
There was good conflict both within the characters and there outside situations to really make a longer, fuller story here but I liked that the author kept it shorter and more about the passion between these two than the grander environment. However, I still would have liked to explore that further There were some great scenes of biker madness and other relationships that I'd love to see be brought to the forefront of a story and be played. Maybe that will come later but I was very pleased with the hot steamy chance encounter between a motorcycle riding Dom and a damsel in distress!- My Opinion - **** 4 Stars!
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Christine Edwards grew up in the Deep South on Hilton Head Island, SC. At an early age she developed a passion for the arts that led her to earn a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Christine has a special place in her heart for reading and writing erotic tales.
Nordic Lessons is her fifth novel and the second book in the Nordic Lights Series, which began with Naughty in Norway. Her main focus is on loving, multi-faceted relationships involving intense alpha males and feisty heroines. She adores snow skiing, traveling the world, and spending time with her amazing family. Christine currently resides in the sleepy coastal town of Beaufort, SC. You can find Christine online at christineedwardsauthor.com. Facebook: Christine Edwards Author. Twitter: @ceerotica.
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