Friday, 24 April 2015

Book: Lord of Fire, Lady of Ice by Michelle M Pillow

Title: Lord of Fire, Lady of Ice
Author: Michelle M Pillow
From: Review Copy
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: 14th January 2013
Challenges: N/A
Links: Amazon - Goodreads

When Lady Della discovers that she is to be married only one thought comes to mind; that her hatred of Vikings willl never lead to a satisfactory marriage. Brant can see that his wife to be is an attractive woman, but what draws her to him more is the challenge she presents; Brant is convinced that the nickname Della the Cold is not in fact the truth. With secrets between them, and other plots afoot, can Della and Brant's marriage work? Or is it doomed by Della's past?

Once again I was drawn into the rich Historical world that Pillow has created. Though not a series, Lord of Fire, Lady of Ice was set in the same time and place (well ish) as Maiden and the Monster, which I felt helped with the overall feel of the setting.

I really liked how Pillow managed to get the balance with Della right. There was no way that she could be a modern woman in her own time really, but Pillow managed to make her strong at the same time as fitting in. Part of this was due to her reputation, but a lot was also to do with herself.

The main twist revolved around Della's past trauma, and it worked twice. The first was to do with Brant's finding out about the past, and the second Della finding out the truth about what happened. Though I had taken a good guess at the end result, I wasn't quite right and I do like it when endings take me a bit by surprise!

The chemistry between Della and Brant was good, the road through their marriage was by no means easy, and they were both incrediably stubborn, but ultimately I thought that they complimented each other well, and the chemistry both in the bedroom and out of it was good.

I really enjoyed Lord of Fire, Lady of Ice, defintiely a good read!