I received this book for free from . This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston
Published by Kensington on March 28th 2017
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Paranormal, General, Fantasy, Action & Adventure
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Stieg Engstrom, Angriest Viking Ever, has got big problems. The human Viking Clans of earth are in danger of being obliterated—along with the rest of the world—and the only one who may be able to save them is a super pain-in-the-ass Crow. Most people annoy Stieg, but this is the one woman he really can’t stand…
Erin Amsel loves being a Crow! Why wouldn’t she when the other Viking Clans are so hilariously arrogant and humorless? She’s not about to let all that come to an end! She just didn’t expect to be shoulder to shoulder in battle with Stieg. Then again, he’s so easy to torment—and also kind of cute.
With the future of the world riding on them, Stieg knows he’ll have to put aside his desperate need to kiss the smirk right off Erin’s face. Wait. What? He didn’t mean that—did he? No! They have one goal: To conquer the idiots. Because nothing bugs Stieg more than when idiots win. If only he can keep himself from suddenly acting like one…
Are you ready for more Crow craziness? Are you sure? Are you really, really sure?
Well, buckle up for some more fun with the ladies and men who are trying to keep the world safe from some really insane deities.
Erin is up to something… ok.. so she’s always up to something but this time she’s REALLY up to something. She’s caught by someone that she honestly can’t stand at a moment when she really did need help (soooooooooooooooo not liking admitting that) but who she gets is someone that she can’t easily manipulate or ignore. I loved getting to know more about her and understanding where the personality traits that drive everyone else insane came from. She’s not willing to admit what Stieg comes to mean to her but he knows and accepts her for who she is. I love her smart mouth but also found that behind this is someone who cares deeply for those around her and is willing to do what it takes to keep people safe. There are moments when you just want to strangle her but the moments are broken up by laughter as she even knows that she’s doing it on purpose.
Stieg was so much fun to watch. He’s driven but the way he tries to tell her not to do something in the beginning made me put down the book for a bit to laugh. He’s not what he seems either which is why their pairing makes so much sense. His relationships with others including shifters made me smile but it was the damn goat that made me almost lose it. You’ll love meeting her but also love the way that he struggles to come to terms with what Erin starts to mean to him. I will admit there is a part of me that wanted a more overt claiming but honestly these two are perfect for one another. The way that the relationship just is… not forced… just natural made me smile.
Now… when is the next one? I really wanna see how this new threat plays out cause… DAMN MAN.
Also, Shelly… if you ever decide to make more totes… yeah… I NEED ONE… also… Vida… thanks again!!! I won’t see you this year at RT but thank you for letting me continue to share the love of these stories.