A Nordic King

A Nordic King

by Karina Halle

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ISBN-13: 9781726305457
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/16/2018
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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A Nordic King 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
borntoreadbooks 9 months ago
Aurora is an Australian who lives in Paris working as a nanny. When she leaves her last job, she is offered a nanny position in Denmark. But it is not a simple job. She will be the nanny of two princesses. Actual princesses. She will be the royal family nanny. When she meets the king, Aksel, she is immediately attracted to him. He is gorgeous. But he is rude. And cold, too. He is a widower. And what she doesn't know is that he is still tormented by the way his wife died two years ago. Their relationship is awful in the beginning. But little by little, they start to trust each other. I loved this story! It is a second-chance story. The characters don't give up. They keep on looking for their happiness. Even if the road leading to it is full of obstacles. They just keep going. Together. I really, really loved it!!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Suckered in by the cover. Australian nanny to the rich and famous gets the opportunity to be a nanny to the KIng of Denmark's two little girls. In a palace and kingdom mourning the Queen's death in a tragic car accident, Aurora's youth, short skirts, and irreverent humour are a big hit with the two princesses, not so much with the disagreeable (but very hot) King Aksel. Of course both Aksel and Aurora have secrets that they keep from each other, of course it blow up in their faces. I was a bit disappointed that the middle of the book appeared just to consist of Aurora and Aksel having sex in closets and corridors and sneaking in and out of each other's rooms. It all felt a bit rinse and repeat and there was a lot of hair pulling and drenching. Overall, I felt that the emphasis on sex led to the 'plot' being shunted to the very end of the novel and there was so little angst generated by the big secret that it was fairly irrelevant. Of course, I'm not a big fan of royal romances so that may colour my views.
Arys More than 1 year ago
A Nordic King by Karina Halle is a romantic contemporary novel about a nanny, Aurora James, who is assigned to work for a year taking care of the King of Denmark's two daughters. King Aksel is a beast at first, but soon he falls head over heels for Aurora, and she for him. A quick and fun read, A Nordic King is like a mix of Jane Eyre, Beauty and the Beast, and other princess fairy-tales all rolled into one. The two princesses, Clara and Freja, stole the show. They're adorable and endearing and I enjoyed the scenes with the princesses and Aurora, or them with Aksel and Aurora. Aurora is a strong character. She has a past and has worked hard to change her life. She has remained positive and brings a bright light to the royal family. She was relatable and very likable as a heroine. Overall, A Nordic King by Karina Halle is a great story and very enjoyable. I would very much recommend especially if you love HEAs. This one definitely does not disappoint. (I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book I received for free in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
mandy30 More than 1 year ago
King Aksel is a widowed single father of two little girls. His wife passed away two years ago, the people’s beloved queen, but nothing is as it appears and the king has been living with guilt and anger because of their secrets. Aurora is a nanny who loves working with children but she’s no Mary Poppins - she’s sassy, strong willed, smart mouthed and says what’s on her mind. I loved the chemistry between the king and his nanny. Fantastic banter, intense sexual tension and a good amount of humor - the two of them were perfect! I loved Aurora’s love for the little princesses and their personalities as well. From the first page of this book, I was hooked and didn’t want to put this down. I have been waiting anxiously for this book since it was announced and I can honestly say that the wait was worth it - this was perfect!!! If you love a good single father story, you’ll love this book. If royal romances are your jam, you’ll love this book. If you like a super sexy story with steamy scenes that leave you fanning yourself to cool down, you’ll love this book! This is a top favorite of 2018 and one of my favorite books ever! Highly recommend!!!
WendyLeGrand More than 1 year ago
Aurora and Aksel get all the stars! King Aksel turned out to be everything I imagined and more. He has intrigued me from the beginning when Karina started leaving little nuggets about him in The Swedish Prince and again in The Wild Heir. We knew from those two books that his wife has died and he is now a widowed king taking care of two very young daughters. Aurora is like a breath of fresh air. She is the eternal optimist, always ready with a smile for someone and never at a loss for words to make someone feel good. Along the way, we learn she has some skeletons in her closet that she's trying to keep locked up tight, but she has turned her life around and is focused on her future. Aksel has some secrets of his own that he doesn't want anyone to find out about. And these secrets have been weighing him down for too long. The guilt he has held on to has turned him into someone who rarely smiles at all anymore, who wears a perpetual frown and, when he first meets Aurora, her impression of him is that he is King A$$hole and if it hadn't been for Clara and Freja loving Aurora from the get-go, she would not still be at his palace. I loved seeing how Aurora doesn't cut Aksel any slack just because he is the king. She puts him in his place and demands to be treated as an equal, a trait Aksel finds very refreshing and one he can't get enough of. I loved the slow-burn between these two people. Both of them developing feelings that they don't want to admit to. After all, how can a relationship between the king and his nanny even work? Isn't that such a cliché thing? But their feelings can't be denied and when they finally give in to their desires, it is explosive and passionate and these two together burn hotter than fire. I absolutely loved Clara and Freja, and Tante Maja was a source of encouragement and support. And I would be remiss if I didn't mention Snarf Snarf. Who is that? Read the book and find out! Karina does a great job of keeping the momentum going in this story. Throughout it all, I knew those secrets that Aurora and Aksel were hiding would have to come out at some point in time, and when they did I was scared to find out if their relationship would be able to weather the storm created by the revelations. If you've already read The Swedish Prince and The Wild Heir, you are probably as excited as I was to get your hands on Aksel's story. And if you are starting with A Nordic King, I can't recommend strongly enough that you go back and meet Viktor and Magnus and the royal houses of Sweden and Norway. No matter which way you start, all three books are must reads! Out of the three, I have to admit I love Aksel and Aurora's story the most. There's something about a single dad that gets me every time!
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
A Nordic King by Karina Halle is her third standalone book in the world of the rebellious European royals. Told in dual POV between King Aksel of Denmark and his nanny, Aurora, this book is an emotional roller coaster of forbidden love, high on sexual chemistry, end scorching hot in the sheets (and up against a wall...). Well-written and well-pace this book was a welcome answer to the truth behind the stoic King we have met in the previous two inter-connected books, The Swedish Prince and The Wild Heir. Aurora has been a nanny for a few different families over the years but when she gets the call to interview for a secretive position and discovers it is for royalty she jumps at the chance. She is completely on board, the girls seem to like her already and she could very much like them too. So when their father storms in, tells her she can go - she is NOT getting the position it's disappointing and infuriating. He didn't have to be so rude or condescending. Thanks to two little girls that know exactly which of their fathers buttons to push and which heartstrings to pull, however, she does end up hired. And is ready for some hazard pay in dealing with his constant acerbic tone and curmudgeonly demeanor. If only he wasn't so hot when he was scowling... Aksel has been punishing himself ever since his wife died. It's been two years and the girls need a new nanny. So far, None have worked out. When he meets the new candidate, Aurora, it is a resounding no from him. One look at this beautiful woman and he knows he can't be around her and still hold onto his restraint and misery. He doesn't need her kind of temptation in close proximity on a daily basis but unfortunately for him, his daughters have other ideas. Emotional, forbidden, dark secrets, checkered pasts, insane attraction. This book had it all PLUS a happy ever after. Enjoy!
Febbabie212 More than 1 year ago
This was a delicious and adorable story. Aurora is an Australian transplant to Europe who gets hired to be the nanny for two of Denmark’s motherless princesses. While she quickly wins over the girls, it’s their gruff royal father, Aksel, that takes longer. Mostly because he’s fighting his attraction to Aurora and his guilt about his dead wife. The relationship between Aurora and Aksel is definitely a slow burn but that’s necessary to the story. As Aurora becomes more and more a part of the lives of the princesses and Aksel, the chemistry between the king and the nanny ignites. It takes time though, because of Aksel’s past (and Aurora’s too actually) and his role as king and her employer. However, once they give in to their passion, their chemistry steams up the pages. Hot damn. In addition to the steamy attraction of Aksel and Aurora, there is also adorableness in this book. Mostly in the form of Aksel’s daugthers, Clara and Freja. The mischievous girls cause all sorts of shenanigans, some including a pig! However, they also are motherless children who are forced to negotiate a world with constant eyes on them and royal expectations. It is easy to see why they quickly fall for fun Aurora, especially once she pulls their father out of this shell. This book was everything I wanted from the story of a king and his nanny. There’s certain royal pressure and press but like the current Nordic royal families, nothing as over the top as the British presses obsession with the British royal family. There’s pomp and protocol but also down to earth freshness and an ability to relate that you see with the current Danish, etc, monarchies. Aksel has royal duties and expectations and while Aurora doesn’t necessarily fit into his lifestyle, he’s able to bend things to fit Aurora into his life. Their relationship was everything I needed from this story. I enjoyed every moment of this book and would totally recommend it!
Chloe Trivelpiece More than 1 year ago
Ms. Halle's stories get me every time!! I am so enjoying this series about royalty. The Nordic King is the story of King Aksel of Denmark and Aurora of a far away land in the outbacks of Australia. I loved the imagery in this story.  From the palaces in Copenhagen to the red dusty town of Windorah.  Ms. Halle has a special talent of bringing you along in her imagination. My heart hurt for Aksel, for what was done to him and by that for which he had did.  He wanted to be loved.  That's it, he just wanted the love that had been denied him since birth. Aurora was a girl with a past.  A tragic past that she learned to rise above, to become someone new.  But as life teaches us, if you don't confront the past and cleanse your soul it will haunt you. This love story was a slow, delicious burn.  And when Axsel and Aurora finally come together, well it's a good thing that Kindles aren't known to spontaneously combust because this surely would have caused it to go up in flames! I loved the bit of intrigue and mystery.  It kept my up most of the night to finish this!  The secondary characters are spectacular and bring so much more depth to the story. I have yet to read a book by this author that I haven't absolutely loved! This story is a refreshing fairy tale in the modern world!  Well done Ms. Halle!!
K_P_Knupp More than 1 year ago
I loved everything in this book! It had me laughing out loud multiple times. The girls are the cutest, even snarf snarf