Sarah Rodi – Claimed By The Viking Chief #Review #Giveaway #ClaimedByTheVikingChief

Today I’m on the Rachel’s Random Resources blog tour for Claimed By The Viking Chief by Sarah Rodi. PLUS, there is a giveaway, only for UK readers! You can enter by the rafflecopter widget at the bottom of my post!! Thanks to both Rachel’s Random Resources and Mills & Boon Historical for the copy of the book to write my honest review.

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She can be his lover

…but never his wife!

Forced into servitude, Wren is quietly miserable…until Jarl Knud arrives at her settlement, seeking an alliance through marriage. Despite their initial sizzling attraction Wren despises everything the Jarl represents—and he needs a high-status bride to save his people, not a servant like her. As Wren uncovers the man beneath the fierce Viking chief she’s tempted to claim one forbidden night of passion…but will it ever be enough?

I have read a few of Sarah Rodi’s books. Each and every one of them captivated me and transported me away from the modern day and my life. Claimed By The Viking Chief is another historical romance that swept me back in time so easily.

The story follows Wren, a woman who was forced into servitude when she was young, and Jarl Knud, who needs a high status bride to save his people. The biggest issue is that whether he needs a high status bride or not, he can’t deny the chemistry between himself and Wren.

This is a great, forbidden romance tale that has multi layered characters with a conscience. Told from both the main characters’ viewpoints, we get to see how both Wren and Jarl Knud think and feel throughout. I loved Wren, so strong and capable. She can still see the good in life, even though she has only known servitude.

Not every character is likeable. There are certain people I wasn’t overly keen on. That’s life. Not every person is for you. Sarah Rodi perfectly balances everything within the story. It’s not sickly sweet or unrealistic. I did love how Jarl Knud thought and how this changed Wrens ideas about her life and possible future.

A romance that brought so much chemistry it was almost pouring of the pages. It had so much more than I expected. The historical setting for me was compelling enough anyway, but with intrigue, romance, and action packed in, too. I was hooked, and before I knew it, I was at the end of this gorgeous book. I am certainly looking forward to Sarah Rodi’s next book…again!

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Author Bio

Sarah Rodi

Sarah Rodi has always been a hopeless romantic. She grew up watching old, romantic movies recommended by her grandad, or devouring love stories from the local library. Sarah lives in the village of Cookham in Berkshire, where she enjoys walking along the River Thames with her husband, her two daughters and their dog.

She has been a magazine journalist for over 20 years, but it has been her lifelong dream to write romance for Harlequin/Mills & Boon. New for 2023, she is the New Writers Scheme Coordinator for the Romantic Novelists’ Association. 

Sarah believes everyone deserves to find their happy ever after.

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To mark the launch of her latest book, Claimed by the Viking Chief, author Sarah Rodi of Harlequin/Mills & Boon is giving away a signed copy of her latest historical romance, PLUS a bottle of Nordic Spirits Valhalla liqueur, A Melt In Time wax burner and Viking wax melts.

*Terms and Conditions –UK entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.