(Men of the North #14)
by Elin Peer
The thing I most appreciated about The Heir was that this is enemies-to-lovers romance didn’t have any unnecessary, or forced, angst. What it did have was natural conflict, plenty of passion and an engaging plot. The chemistry between Thor and Linea was scorching, and I loved how they fought their feelings, convinced they shared a mutual dislike of one another.
These protagonists were well rounded, believable and easy to connect with and I soon found myself invested in their emerging relationship and feelings for one another. The dynamics of their upbringing gave the story extra depth and meaning. Whilst both have a Motlander mother and N’man father (I loved the NoMo’s moniker) each has been raised in a very different culture. However they still had plenty of common ground, and more similarities than even they perhaps realised.
I would have preferred it had the relationship timeline been a little longer, or we had seen more of them thinking about (obsessing over?) one another in the period between the beach encounter and the trip to France. Whilst I wouldn’t call it insta-love, things did feel a smidgen rushed. However the setting of the International Summit restricted the time period available, so I understand why the author made the choices she did.
Information about previous couples, and the opportunity to catch up with them, was cleverly woven into the story. There was also careful laying of groundwork for the final, and much anticipated, book featuring Freya and Victor.
Science Fiction Romance
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56947808-the-heir
The strongest crush can turn into the deepest resentment.
As a young girl, I had a massive crush on Thor Aurelius, the future ruler of the Northlands. That crush died nine years ago when he ridiculed and humiliated me to my very core. Now I resent his arrogant personality and avoid him at all costs.
When Thor disappears to get away from the intense pressure of being the heir to the Northlands, his father asks Linea to use her tracking skills and deliver an ultimatum to his heir.
Linea knows Thor will be furious and blame her as the messenger. She’ll have to face him anyway and prove to herself that she’s no longer a young, infatuated girl, but a strong and unapologetic woman who owns the quirkiness he once ridiculed her for. Problem is that the last time she saw the large and angry Nman, Thor threatened to spank her if she came back. He wouldn’t though… or would he?