Perfekt Control (The re Saga Book 2)

Perfekt Control (The re Saga Book 2)

by S.T. Bende

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****From bestselling author S.T. Bende****
Rule the realms.

Brynn Aksel is a valkyrie--a battle goddess tasked with protecting both the God of War and the future of Asgard. She fends off giants and dark elves with an iron fist, a glossy smile, and no less than perfekt control. She's focused one-hundred-percent on rising through the valkyrie ranks, and not at all on her lifelong crush on Henrik Andersson--the one guy in all the realms who could be her undoing.

Henrik serves as War's other bodyguard, and he's too focused on protecting their shared charge to realize that Brynn's a girl. When an unprecedented surge of darkness abducts the Goddess of Love, Brynn's already-steely focus is singularly directed on her new assignment--accompany Henrik to recover the realms' source of light before the cosmos descends into chaos.

While battling demons, dragons, and the not-quite-dead, it becomes clear that immortality does not equal invincibility. And when Hel herself puts a hit on Brynn, the valkyrie has to decide if staying in control is worth losing everything . . . or if it's time to rule the realms.

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BN ID: 2940157769369
Publisher: S.T. Bende
Publication date: 02/08/2016
Series: The Ære Saga , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 43,224
File size: 1 MB

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Perfekt Control (The Ære Saga Book 2) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Isabel Adams More than 1 year ago
Perfect Control is the second book in the AEre Saga, and what a saga it is. Henrik and Brynn are the bodyguards of Tyr the god of war and his girlfriend, human Mia Ahlstrom, we learned about them in Perfekt Order, book 1. ST Bende continues to draw us into her Relms. The book is exciting, it's sweet and it's an adventure. You travel with "Brynrik" into several relms, you feel like you are part of their effort to save the Goddess of Love before the world is impacted adversly. I really enjoyed getting to know Hottie Henrik, hunkie nerd & Brynn Valkyrie, smart, sweet and she can kick some serious tush (as Mia would say). I don't want to say too much, READ THIS Story, you will love it as much as I do. This book gave me everything i was looking for and more. I even got the beginning of a HEA.
stinamadsreads More than 1 year ago
In Perfekt Control, Freya Norse Goddess of Love, is kidnapped to lure Tyr into a trap. Odin orders Brynn and Henrik to search the realms for any sign or clue to her whereabouts. With the Goddess of Love missing, the realms being without love will fill with darkness. Brynn knows better than anyone what happens when Love is gone from the realms. Between searching for Freya, pushing back painful memories from her past, and trying to control her feelings for Henrik, Brynn has her work cut out for her. The forces of darkness are poised to attack and Brynn will need her perfekt control to get the job done. In this second book in the Aere Saga, we get to learn more about Brynn and Henrik, more about the different Realms, more about the super-brain that is Brynnrik and the tech that they create. With Freya missing from the light realms, the dark realms are gaining more power and some strange changes are happening in each species. But what really took center stage was Brynn's battle within herself. There are so many things coming at her at once that her perfekt control is slipping, which isn't good within a Valkyrie. I really enjoyed the more indepth look into the world the Aere Saga. Incidentally, I liked the description for Helheim the most. At the center, Helheim is the most dark and terrible of the dark realms, but it's descibed as incredibly beautiful, more like what you'd expect a light realm to be described. It makes me think about how so much evil can be hidden behind something beautiful. I loved the dilemma that Brynn had concerning her feelings for Henrik and how they conflicted with her Valkyrie oath. And I loved how their HEA happened. I wasn't expecting it to come about the way that it did. I also really enjoyed the Brynnrik moments. I think that only one who might understand half of what they were saying is Mia, since she helps them develope some of their tech. Oh, and I liked how we saw more of Elsa and her healing abilities. I think that was a really good set up for her story in Perfekt Balance. This latest addition to the Aere Saga really developes the world of this series, while also giving us more insight into Brynn and Henrik. When we met Brynn in Perfekt Order, she was always upbeat and energetic. But for reason you'll find while reading Perfekt Control, Brynn isn't as happy and bouncy as she usually is. I'd even go so far to say that Mia seemed more energetic than Brynn in this book. Being a Valkyrie under the command of the Goddess of Love, Brynn has a lot that she needs to work out and she needs to choose whether she'll let her fear rule or if she'll let her love rule. Henrik is the other half of the Brynnrik super-brain and the object of Brynn's affection. I loved seeing more of Henrik. He's just as charming as he was in the first book and we even see this really sweet side to him, not to mention a more sexy side to him. I also really liked how competitive he is with Mia concerning their cooking. Brynn and Henrik make a perfekt team. They think the same and fight well together, which make them the perfekt bodyguards for Tyr. So all in all, S.T. Bende has done a great job in expanding the world of the Aere Saga and has given us in depth descriptions of the realms and their people. Also the way that we are show how Elsa heals is a great set up for the next book, Perfekt Balance. It's also really nice that Tyr and Mia's story continues in this book and I liked how there's this kind of foreshadowing of Mia's possible f
christokes More than 1 year ago
Bende has brought us yet another exciting adventure where the world we know collides with the Asgardian legends and characters we have come to love! Henrik and Brynn have been two of my favorites ever since they were introduced to me for the first time in the Supernatural Chronicles Anthology. I love their banter, genius, and comradery. As you see more of their relationship in the first book of this series, you start to get excited for what happens when they finally have their chance. Bende does a great job of combining their strong sense of honor and duty with the reality of love and loss. Perfekt Control is a beautiful friends to more story that upholds everything we know about the Asgardian world and gives the reader a sweet and exciting story to experience. This book is told through Brynn’s POV, so we know exactly what is going on in her head. If you have read the series, it is no surprise that she has developed feelings for Henrik. She is contacntly fighting her desires, honoring the Valkyrie code. The internal struggles are realistic for a young woman who is in love but cannot act upon it. She is filled with conflict, wanting what she cannot have and learning to bottle it up and embrace their platonic relationship. Brynn is a strong female lead character. In situations like the one in this book, the heroine can be whiny and frustrating. Not here. In this story, she accepts the emotion and makes a conscious decision to do what she is called to do and protect those she loves at all costs. Her journey in this book made me love her character even more. This book picks up right where the first ended. There is trouble brewing and the group is in hiding, trying to determine their next step when everything explodes into chaos. This book starts off fast paced and keeps the reader moving quickly, just like the characters. Time is of the essence and they must do everything in their power to get back what was taken from them. The pace of this story is brilliant, giving the reader an understanding of the efficiently and duty these Asgardians place above all else. It allows the reader to understand Brynn’s predicament better. The love story is deeper than your average tale. It is a love that is sacrificial and strong, growing for years and learning to accept what can be and what cannot. This fact allows us to understand the predicament and the duty they all hold so dear. Perfekt Control brings us back to a world that is exciting and unique. It allows us to see into the lives of the characters we have come to know and love in an adrenaline laced story. I loved seeing Tyr and Mia living in the midst of their love story. I enjoyed getting to know the other secondary characters better, making me even more excited for their stories. This book is true to form and reflects the best of Bende’s writing. I am so excited to see where the series takes us and seeing more of Brynn and Henrik!
amarie76 More than 1 year ago
I think this is one of my favorite books by S.T. Bende! After reading the previous book, Perfekt Order, I could not wait to get Brynn's story. I had taken an immediate liking to her and could really relate to her in a lot of ways. She was so fun and upbeat, yet she hid and stored away the things that could possibly hurt her. I did not think any of Bende's male characters could possibly top Gunnar (for me), but holy cow, did I really like his brother Henrik! He is Tyr's bodyguard, yet he is so kind, affectionate, SMART, and he bakes. That's a win win in my book. The banter and the conversations between Brynn and Henrik were very endearing. They made the perfect (er, perfekt) team. They could predict what the other would do in battle, and they had each others backs at all times, and made sure each other was prepared for whatever came their way. I really liked hearing about all of their inventions. In Perfekt Control, we got to see a little bit of Brynn's background and how she came to work for Tyr. I felt so bad because of some of the things that she had to endure in her life. I am so glad that she had a friend like Elsa, who was such a good listener and knew how much to push Brynn, without going overboard. I am really looking forward to getting Elsa's story in the next book!
GroveMother More than 1 year ago
In this second instalment of S.t. Bende's fabulous Aere Saga, we discover that that age old adage "No rest for the Asgardians" definitely rings true. This time round, the tale unfolds through the viewpoint of Brynn Aksel - resident technical Goddess and vivacious Valkyrie. Following straight on from the dramatic ending of Book 1: Perfekt Order, our favourite Norse Crew are ready for some down-time celebrating Mia's eighteenth birthday. However, the forces of darkness have other plans, launching a savage attack that ends with the abduction of Freya, Goddess of Love (and Brynn's boss). Tyr, God of War wastes no time mobilizing his troops, sending Brynn and Henrik off to gather intel and Alva dust before launching an all out assault to rescue Freya before Love disappears from the realms forever, leaving darkness to rule.. The mission is Brynn's top priority, but her perfekt control instilled in her by her Valkyrie training is sorely tested at every turn - temptation stares her in the face in the form of Henrik, her "TechGod" counterpart and long-time object of her unrequited and secret adoration - Valkyries are not allowed to date until they make captain rank and Freya only knows how long that will take to happen...and Brynn's not even sure Henrik is even interested in her. Add in Henrik's ex girlfriend and acute bifrost sickness every time they have to jump realms, Brynn's really not having a great day..... and it's gonna get a Hel of a lot worse before it's over. S.t. Bende's imagination knows no bounds, and we are caught up in the action right from the get-go. As time passes and the different realms begin to be affected by the absence of love, S.t. creates a real sense of urgency as the worries, fears and doubts of the main characters emerge, masterfully weaving her spell around the reader as we empathise with our heroes, cheer loudly when the bad guys get what's coming to them and lose ourselves in the brilliance of her descriptions of the various realms the team visits in their search for Freya. Perfekt Control has everything you could wish for and way more besides - fast paced action, edge of seat suspense, well choreographed fight scenes, true love, loyal heroes you love and villains you love to hate, a few heart-stopping moments and even a few happy tears. S.t. Bende continually delivers, and as much as I love her other books, Perfekt Control is definitely the best yet... Don't miss this series. It's a winner :)
JadeDragon13 More than 1 year ago
As a Valkyrie, Brynn is tasked to protect the God of War, Tyr. Henrik is Tyr's other bodyguard and the three of them have been friends for years. Her crush for Henrik has been for just as long, but she must maintain her perfekt control to rise within the Valkyrie ranks and protect the Realms. Unknown forces abducted the Goddess of Love and Brynn and Henrik are tasked ti find out who and where, all before the Realms descend into chaos. Brynn has a major crush on Henrik but she cannot give in to any of those feelings if she is to keep her position and advance in the Valkyries. Henrik seems to be oblivious to her feelings and causes Brynn heartache. She is also avoiding her past, the present is a huge battle, and all is weighing heavily on her. I love Brynn and Henrik and read about their interactions previously. SO awesome to read their story now and get to know each one a little more in depth. Brynn's inner dialogue is intense and I love how fragile and strong she is wrapped in one beautiful package. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Genieinachanelbottle More than 1 year ago
Get UR Battle God/Goddess on it's time to Rule The Realms!!! I'm 100% head over heels in LOVE with Perfekt Control. I devoured this book in one night, couldn't put it down even if I wanted to!!! Brynnrik is absolutely to die for, the chemistry was out of this world! What a ride this book is full of wicked twists, fun, killer action and smokin' hot romance. A story of love conquering fear and finding forgiveness. I totally adore Brynn she's a sassy sweet little fireball, so loving, full of spirit this vivacious valkyrie will steal UR heart! Henrik was awesome a geeky gorgeous mad scientist/badass bodyguard/chef. The way he never gives up on Brynn and fights for true love is amazing! I'm absolutely addictied to ST's books, dying for MORE BRYNNRIK, Tyr, Mia, Elsa, Forse and Freya! I hope Freya gets her own book. I really want to see the Goddess of love meet her Perfekt match ;) Mega Takk ST Bende for another breathtakingly beautiful read!!! I CAN'T WAIT FOR Elsa & Forse's book Perfekt Balance!!!
Book_Sojourner More than 1 year ago
'Perfekt Control' was the perfect sequel to 'Perfekt Order.' We were introduced to friend-zoned Brynnrik, aka, Brynn and Henrik, in the last book. They are super cute, super smart, and super friendly. But as much as Brynn wants more than that, training as a valkyrie puts her in a celibate corner, according to Freya's rules. But bubbly, bouncy, sweet, yet fierce Brynn has been able to keep her heart in check, despite the daily reminders of Henrik's awesomeness (hello there, sexy, nerdy, baking boyguard!). That is, until Freya is kidnapped and the love in the realms starts to lose that loving feeling. Now Brynn and Henrik are on the hunt for the Goddess of Love, testing the boundaries of their friendship and Brynn's perfect control. Aww, I loved Brynn and Henrik so much! Seriously, they are just the best couple! Even friend-zoned, they are a pure delight. Their history is adorable. Their intelligence is off-the-charts. Their honor is, well, honorable. These two souls could not have been more perfect for each other. But you have to take the journey with them. I was squealing at the tender moments, hurt in the confusing moments, nervous in the scary moments, and overcome with anticipation waiting for my dreams, I mean Brynn's dreams, to come true. Oh, and it's not just all lovey dovey. This story is packed with action and intelligence. I loved every tangent Brynnrik went on describing all their inventions and plans. I wanted to hang out with them, they're so awesome. And then we'd get these great fight scenes and see their hardcore battle skills. And then they'd be traveling and we got to experience the realms with them. And then... so much more! I loved how the action progressed and climaxed. It was such an exciting, addicting read! I don't want to give the story away, but I must say that I loved the ending. It was completely worth the wait. All the feels in this story. Brynn's my girl. Henrik's my boy. The Asgardian crew are my peeps. I love this group and feel the great need to hang with them, eating Henrik's hotcakes, creating ingenious inventions, and learning how to kick butt like a Norse warrior. I love this series, and can't wait for the next one, which sounds like another awesome win!
jean5JW More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review of Perfekt Control. I love this book!! Brynn and Henrik are amazing and my favorite characters of The Aere Saga. Brynn is the type of character you would love to have as a best friend or better yet a close sister. She is spunky, intelligent, an amazing fighter, and loyal to those she cares for. It was quite the journey to read of Brynn’s heartbreaking past and watching her break through her struggles with her fear. Henrik my new “book boyfriend” is a sweet, caring guy who has done some amazing things for his best friend Brynn and a few things that makes you want to yell at him. Overall all Perfekt Control is a fun and emotional story that will keep you involved through the whole book. Another “Perfekt” book by S.T. Bende.
Reniazen More than 1 year ago
Holy whoases you guys. I did not think it would be possible for me to like this more than I liked Perfekt Order, but durnitall if that isn’t exactly what happened! #Brynnrik forever! This dynamic duo will have you rolling with laughter, biting your nails in anxiousness and having a giant killing good time! I am always impressed with St Bende’s fight scenes, but this one has so much intense action, you can hardly catch a breath before the next enemy approaches. And, I mean, it’s #HottieHenrik hellooooooo. You will need to clear your afternoon for this one, because it is a not a book you want to be interrupted from reading! Absolutely enjoyable! ***Free copy was given to me for my honest opinion, which is here freely given***
SassyFelicia More than 1 year ago
OMG! ST did such an amazing job with this one. I cannot imagine a better book for Brynn. This had it all - love, fear, self-doubt, pain, battles, hotties and action. From the stunning cover to the imaginative way the story plays out you get everything you could want in a book. Henrik and Brynn are the Perfekt match - Their story will hit you in the feels and give you the ride of your life. I didn't think it could get better than the Elsker books of Perfekt Order but Perfekt Control takes it to the next level and really elevated the ÆRE series. I loved this book and will definitely read it many more times.
Samantha_Bridges More than 1 year ago
* I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review* Perfekt control is the sequel to Perfekt order. In this book we are in Byrnn's world. Of course we also get to read just how madly in love she is with Henrick! Boy did this book have so much happen. It was like an emotional roller coaster. In the end we get the best happily ever after! I loved this book! I seriously think this is the best book S.T has wrote yet! I loved reading about all the different realms. I also loved being in Byrnn's head! She is freaking hilarious! I can't get over it. I loved loved loved loved the ending. I'm so happy! Thank you for another amazing story S.T.!
Crystal Sexton More than 1 year ago
S.t. Sends us to Hel and back for love! I was given an ARC for an honest review of Perfekt Control. The Norse crew never has long to rest before they are back in action. When attacked by dark forces, Goddess Freya is taken through a portal that appears in the woods. Its up to Henrik, Brynn and Tyr to find out whos taken her and save her before darkness falls over the realms at the loss of the Love Goddess. Trying to concentrate on their mission has to be Brynns first priority but its not always easy when the love of her life, Henrik is around. Shes not told her life long friend how she feels because shes not allowed to date until she makes Captain rank, and Gods knows when that could be, especially with Freya missing. But Brynn isnt even sure if hes into her or not. They have always made the perfekt team but will they make the perfekt match? Henrik has brains, good looks and hotcakes! Is there anything better than a strong, sexy man in Clark Kent glasses that can cook? That would distract anyone! I love those Andersson brothers! This is another awesome read by S.t. Bend. She keeps adding more adventure, suspense and romance in each addition to this series.
SueMVan More than 1 year ago
Another exceptional story from the an author famous for her stories in reference to the Norse Gods. In this, book 2 of The AEre Saga, Perfekt Control, comes the story of Brynn and Henrik. From the start, the relationship between these characters is obvious. Respect, loyalty, and, of course, love (at least on the part of Brynn). It appears that Henrik does not feel the same way. Things come to a head for Brynn when, through an assignment from the God of War, a previous relationship between the man she loves and a former lover, appears to have Henrik tied into. In the process of Brynn's feelings of hurt and pain, comes an assignment that will require her to work closely with the man who has broken her heart. An assignment that will test the limits of both of them. Their assignment, to rescue the Goddess of Love from the clutches of Hel, will bring these two together in ways the reader can't even imagine. A great story from an author well experienced in composing a world that sucks the reader in and keeps the pages turning. A not to be missed book! Sue M. Van/Haven Malone
ScandalousBlogSanne More than 1 year ago
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Sanne / Scandalous Book Blog*** In Perfekt Control, Brynnik aka Brynn and Henrik, finally both get their story told. These two are the Yin to each other’s Yang and complete each other on every level. So why is it so difficult then to be more than just friends? Freya, the goddess of love has her own set of rules that allows her Valkyries to date only when they reached the rank of Captain. Something which Brynn hasn’t accomplished yet. Add that to a whole range of other godly problems and you’ll get an epic love that stays limited to fleeting touches and lingering gazes. This Aere book was one that was packed with action and flowed with a lingering love that’ll make you seriously root for them. Can’t wait for Perfekt Balance. Elsa and Force desperately need us to give their story!
Bowleg More than 1 year ago
*****The author provided a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.***** I absolutely love Perfekt Control! The book is about Brynn and Henrik or as everyone loves to call them "Brynnrik". Brynn is such an amazing character and getting a deeper look into who she is was a great experience. She loved him for six hundred years and her feeling for him never change! Been there done that!!  Henrik is the Perfekt book boyfriend. He is incredibly good-looking, sexy, really smart, fun, caring and can cook anything. What else could you possible want in a guy? S.T. Bende has done it again. I love the process of the love story. I love how she builds the characters, the adventure and the romance. I cannot wait for the next book. P.S. I am going to try the Hotcakes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book of S.T.Bende from Aere Saga! From the very beginning we jump in to the middle of some good action, it's claiming our undivided attention and not letting it go till the end! Kept me on the edge throughout the whole book. Interesting characters with variety of personalities and abilities. I love Nordic mythology and author is deepening the world of myths so somehow it's becoming your new reality. I highly recommend everyone who love myths and fantasy and S.T.Bende's style of writing like me. Can't wait for another one of the series!
xraychick1986 More than 1 year ago
What another amazing story added to the Aere Saga! I simply adored Brynnrik! They're truly a perfekt match! This was fast paced (not too fast though), full of humor, action, and romance! It captivated me from the fist page until the very end! I loved seeing the camaraderie of the whole gang and how well they all work and enjoy their time together. Brynn- she's sweet, loyal, protective of those she cares for, smart, strong, and brave! Their first kiss broke my heart! I felt so bad for Brynn, but I had a feeling there was a reason behind Hennrik's decision, so I had to try not to get too upset. Lol Hennrik- he's sweet, loyal, smart, protective, and totally adorable wearing glasses to try to fit in with the mortals! And holy moly the man can cook! I can't wait to try out the recipe for #HennriksHotcakes and to read book 3, Perfekt Balance!! ARC received from the author for an honest review.
KarenDimmick More than 1 year ago
Once again, another new favorite… ST Bende delivers her best book yet. This book is all action from the start. You get a chapter to get reacquainted with the characters you know and love (Brynn, Hennrik, Tyr, Mia and Elsa) and then they’re off. With lots of humor, a few fight scenes, some romance, some new characters and some heart break, this whirlwind journey takes you on a true roller coaster of emotions. Will Brynn stay in perfekt control or will she sacrifice that for all she loves? Just so you know, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review (and I really hope the next one comes out soon!)
RabidReader1 More than 1 year ago
The second book in the Ære Saga is the perfekt mix of humour, action, excitement and love. Freya is kidnapped and it is up to the Norse crew to rescue her and stop the world from dissolving into despair. Brynn tries to concentrate on the mission but with sexy Hendrik fighting next to her, it's hard not to obsess over the love of her life, especially since she cannot even try to date him until she makes Captains rank, and that could take centuries! Brynn's journey in this book both breaks your heart and sends it soaring too, as she battles demons of both the physical and emotional kind. You can not help but love and admire this character, she has grit, intelligence, determination and huge capacity for love that draws you to her. Henrik's quirky humour, strength and nerdy hotness shines bright, as he and Brynn battle dragons, giants and a variety of other Hell spawn in order to save the Goddess of Love and perhaps, each other. It is a fast paced action packed adventure with great characters, an entertaining plot that draws you in and a few surprises. I can not wait to read the next book in the series. I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well what can i say ?? S.t has yet again blown me away .. this second book in the Aere series is just fab. we get to hear more about Brynn and Henrik in this installment, and my what a story it is . there were times when i cried,laughed and just about about lost the plot ... Brynns back story is utterly heart breaking and we get to know and understand why Brynn is in control of EVERYTHING !! . I fell in love with Henrik if you like hot nerdy geeky sexy intelligent guys this ones for you , not just because hes HOT but because he is so attentive,thoughtful and he would sacrifice everything even his own wants and dreams all for Brynns happiness ...i loved how we got to go and explore so many different realms. by the time i got to the end of this book i had been on one hell of an emotional roller-coaster :)
deewelch510 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of the book in exchange for an honest review. Its my most favorite of S.T.Bende's books. She outdid herself this time. This contains all the characters fro9m Perfekt Order, but focuses on Brynn and Henrik, from Brynn's point of view. Goddess Freya has been kidnapped and is up to our norse friends to get her back before all the worlds loose the ability to love. ****Spoilers ahead**** I tore my eyes away from Henrik's insanely sexy, steubble-strewn chin. The days he sported facial hair seriously tested my perfekt control. Henrik Andersson has never been just a guy too me. And he probably never would be. I'd been head over heels for the boy next door since he defended my honor in the kindergarten playground roughly six hundred years ago, and my feelings hadn't changed in...ever. Mange Takk S.T.Bende for another great book!!!!! Cant wait for Perfekt Balance!