by Christine Edwards
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?
A surprised gush of breath leaves my lungs as his hands grasp each of my bare, chilled thighs to give a possessive squeeze before he dismounts.
“Enjoy the ride?”
I dismount with his assistance, quickly remove the elastic and sift my fingers through my braid, setting my red hair free once again. With my heart still pounding fiercely like a Japanese Taiko drum, I tell him—and I know I’m gushing—“Yes, there’s such a sense of power being on your motorcycle. Although I have to admit, I’m relieved that you’re the one driving. It seems like it would be far too much power for me to handle between my legs.”
Oh no, oh shit!
I watch his expression change the second the unintended double entendre leaves my lips. His eyes are smoldering, his breathing is more rapid. A perfect mask of male lust stares down at me. He’s absolutely stunning. His huge, hot palm reaches forward to glide through my hair, firmly cupping the back of my bare neck. He leans down several inches, closing any distance between us.
In a thick whisper, he says very slowly, “Oh, I have no doubt you can handle all that power perfectly, Elora.”
Muffled, thumping sounds of rock music engulf us as we become lost in each other’s eyes.
The heady moment is broken when he suddenly lets his eyes slide shut, drags in a deep breath, and changes the subject. “You’re proving to be the ultimate distraction, min skjønne. And I’m not easily influenced. We need to move now, we’re already over an hour late.”
Without another word, he grabs hold of my hand and turns to climb the steep flight of wooden steps. I glance out over the parking lot. Not a space to be had. There must be over a hundred people here.
He stops before the solid black door and turns to face me, his warm fingers threading confidently through mine. “I’m tending bar tonight, Elora, but I’m gonna place you right in my line of sight and introduce you to some quality friends. That work for you babe?”
“That’s fine, Mikkel.”
He lowers his body down farther to whisper against my parted lips, “My girl’s so fucking sweet.”
His girl? Yes, I absolutely adore that.
“You're lucky we're in public, Elora. That scrap of a dress has me inventing some seriously devious shit to do to you later, babe. You've been warned.”
****4 ½ Smokin' Hott Stars****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~
A sexy-as-hell, foreign badass biker Dom & his sweet British sub....what's not to love?!
The vivid images I just had of him are becoming hazy now, and I can't help but anticipate our next encounter. He's danger and wildness personified and something deep within me craves him like no other. Could this be the catalyst to release my tightly contained passion?
~Elora is a Londoner staying with her brother in Oslo, Norway when a failed starter leaves her stranded on the side of the road with a dead cell phone. Her knight in shining armor comes is the form of the biggest, most intimidating man she has ever laid eyes on, clad in leather, riding a motorcycle. She has no idea at the time of the life changing adventure he is about to take her on...
~Mikkel is a Dom, president of the Devils Wrath MC and owns his own motorcycle shop. When he first lays eyes on the Redheaded British beauty, he knows he has to have her. He is sure she would make the perfect submissive, he just has to convince her of that and would love nothing more than to show her the ropes...chains...whips....and handcuffs...
~Together they are about to embark on a sexual journey that will change both of their lives. But when enemies of the MC and demons from Mikkel's past come crashing into their reality, Elora has to decide if she can find her own place in a world so very different from her own...
“There is no right or wrong here. Are you looking to only play or for something more, for something lasting?”
“I would never go into this with a casual attitude, Mikkel. I'm not built like that. I'm loyal. Why do you ask? And while we're on the topic, what are you seeking?”
Everything. I want everything from you, Elora.
“I'm searching for a submissive, Elora. I'm not interested in fucking around or playing games.”
This was my introduction to Author Christine Edwards and I am now kicking myself for not finding her sooner ~ she writes my Alphas just the way I like them; gruff, possessive, badass, a little sweet and a whole lot dirty. And her leading ladies are not mindless doormats with no personality which is a huge turn-on for me; I have to believe that my Alphas want these woman for a reason other than whats between their legs and she gives me that. This book was smokin' hott right from the start; loaded with amazing characters, lots of drama, and crazy hott sex. My only real complaint was the very large presence of insta-love. Everyone who knows me knows how much that shit drives me crazy, however, the chemistry between our leads was off-the-charts and the sex scenes really were insane melt my kindle hott so I was able to look past that bit of annoyance. I did not read the first book in this series but it seemed like this could be read as a stand-alone, there was no major confusion from missing the first story but now that I have met these characters I will be downloading the book anyway just cause I want to. I have met the couple from the first book and have seen where they are now which only makes me want to read where it all started. One thing is for sure, I am very much looking forward to reading much more from this author; I just have to be ready for a cold shower here and there ;)
Suddenly, I'm taken aback by the amount of love that the four couples here at our table have for each other. It all could've ended so differently if my brother hadn't gone with Mikkel that day. Ii realize in this moment that I'm going to embrace life with everything I've got. There truly are no second chances in life.
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n 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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