A Nordic King by Karina Halle ~ Review & Teaser (@MetalBlonde)

I've been keen to get my hands on Askel's book... and it was a lot different than I thought it would be. It was a little darker and intense, but I still enjoyed it!
A Nordic King
Title: A Nordic King
Author: Karina Halle
Series: Royal Romance #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 20th 2018

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A widowed father of two little girls. The beautiful nanny he's hired to raise them. A forbidden romance unlike any other. A Nordic King is the newest standalone royal romance from the New York Times Bestselling author of The Pact and The Swedish Prince.

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.

I've wanted to read A Nordic King since I read the first two Royal Romance books last year, and meeting the widowed King, who was the father of two little girls. I was excited to see who could bring him out of his shell, and hopefully she would bring light back into his life.

Aurora was an Aussie (as you may know I am too) and I was happy to see her have the opportunity to land herself a great job. It was difficult at first, because Aksel didn't want to give her a chance, but his beautiful cherubs were able to persuade him! It was amusing the way that Aurora would do things just to annoy Aksel, and rub him the wrong way... but I could see that sexual tension building and it would only be a matter of time!

Both Aksel and Aurora had dark issues in their pasts they needed to deal with. They were both so tortured and sad about what they were hiding and found it hard to open up. They found happiness with each other, and with the girls, but secrets always come back to haunt you. When Askel was around Aurora I loved seeing him grow into a happier person, considering how broody and cold that he was to begin with.

I enjoyed meeting the secondary characters; Maja (Aksel's Aunt) and Stella (Aksel's sister) were easy to like as well. They could see the goodness that Aurora brought to Aksels life. I wished that I could've seen more of the characters from the other books though, I only heard about Aksel seeing them. Overall, it was a little darker than the other two books in the series, and the characters had a big age difference, but it really was a rags-to-riches read. 

I liked how Aksel would make Aurora's heart soar, just by telling the truth.

“I do what any nanny would do.”
“Not even close. You don’t even do what some mothers would do. You are always going above and beyond for them. More than that, you let them be who they need to be without trying to contain them, without putting them in a box. They’ve never had that before, and it’s what I’ve always wanted for them. It’s what I never had growing up. You have such a big, beating heart and you love them and they feel that. You have no idea how invaluable that is. It’s worth more than a vase. It’s worth more than I can ever give you.”

Kindle Page 171

“You love me,” he whispers, closing his eyes and rocking back and forth slightly on his feet. “You love me. I am home.”
Tears spring to my eyes. “Home?”
He nods, just an inch, brow forever furrowed. “I’ve waited forty years for my heart to have a home,” he says softly. “I’ve waited for you.”

Kindle Page 261

Karina HalleKarina Halle is a former travel writer & music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling author of The Swedish Prince, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Bad at Love & over 45 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her adopted pup Bruce, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

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