Sir Vidar of Spearhead is too busy guarding the borderlands to bother with the headache of selecting a bride. Ordered to marry by the king, he plans to grab a woman and get back to the warfront, never to think of it again. That is until he meets the alluring Lady Karre with her teasing eyes, lush lips and irresistible ways.
Known by many names, inter-dimensional thief Karre, has only one purpose - take down the company that ruined her life. When her luck runs out and she's caught, Divinity Corporation condemns her to matrimony on a primitive, warrior-filled plane where Karre soon discovers there are worse fates than being the sexual prisoner to a man with insatiable carnal appetites.
Days and nights filled sexual bliss become something neither of them expected, and when Karre is taken, Vidar is forced to confront emotions a battle-hardened warrior never expected to feel.
©2013 Michelle M. Pillow (P)2013 Michelle M. Pillow
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"Loved Taking Karre!"
Loved Taking Karre! Karre is a thief in many dimensions when she is caught and sent off to an out of the way plane that expects her to be a bride. While Karre bides her time and tries to figure out who she really is and what she really wants, she falls more in love with Vidar.
Sir Vidar claims her since the king has insisted that it is his duty to take one of the women as his bride. He knows that he has been played almost right away. In typical warrior style, Vidar doesn’t treat Karre like a valued treasure and he doesn’t know how to say the right things. Vidar even leaves her to go back to war.
There is no problem with the physical attraction between Karre and Vidar. They have lots of steamy sex. In the end Karre is taken away from Vidar and he finds that he is miserable and maybe he does love her. When Karre finds her way back to him, she gets him to understand that she needs to help with the war.
While this was part of a series, it can be enjoyed as a stand alone. I really enjoyed Taking Karre.
This one might be the best divinity warrior book yet. Karre has her own way of getting by and that's not to make many waves unless she has to once stuck on the warrior planet she runs right into her future husband a warrior who has no plans to let her go. Miss pillow writes a great story as always and alot of mysterys are told in this book! I loved it☺
I think Rebecca cook does a great job on this story and makes it a lot of fun
"ongoing struggle against the ‘ultimate foe’"
The fourth in Michelle M. Pillow’s Divinity Warriors series, Taking Karre introduces us to this heroine before the four women in the series meet. Karre is a survivor, and I was honestly not sure just who she was because of her use of other people’s memories and personas as she skipped from one dimension to the next. When she is captured by the Divinity Corporation and brought to Staria, she is thrown into the mix with the women we have met earlier in the series.
Vidar is another Starian warrior, and convinced that women are a convenience, not a necessity. Although he is expected to attend the breeding ceremony, his attention is really focused on protecting what is his; and a woman doesn’t enter into that equation. While his attraction and desire for Karre was only sparked by their hasty bedding, her disappearance shortly after left him feeling unsure: a feeling that makes him more frustrated and confused than amenable to another woman.
Karre is by far the most guarded and modern woman of the four: living so many years as a thief, and successfully managing to outwit and outmaneuver the Divinity Corporation hunters. Unfortunately, her time of freewheeling travel is up, and the corporation is seeking their revenge. Far more outrageous than any woman Vidar has ever met, her veneer of cool and composed is cracking, and little pieces of her real self are showing through. When Vidar claims her, and they start their new life together, neither knows what is really going to happen, or just how they will make it work.
Karre is softening Vidar, showing him how to live in and for the moment, and he has her feeling secure and protected for the first time in her life. Rebecca Cook manages to imbue the slight softening of Karre’s tone in her speech and thoughts as the story progresses: this serves to reinforce the gradual loosening of Karre’s iron grip on her thoughts and feelings, and helps build empathy for her character. Additionally, Cook’s voicing for Vidar fits his initial frustration and confusion, and later his contentment with his relationship and new wife. This is an unusual quality in a narration, and enhanced the impact of listening versus reading the story.
As one of the four stories in this series, it does work as a stand-alone story. But, I would suggest that you start at the beginning and read or listen in order. Each story brings a new component to the world, adding layers of depth and brings the ongoing struggle against the ‘ultimate foe’ to a climax in this story. I really have loved this series: the perfect mix of action, world and relationships with an erotic component that will have you reaching for a cool drink. And, fortunately, we continue to learn more from the world that Pillow has created in Divinity Warriors as she moves to the Divinity Healers series.
I received an AudioBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
The part where Karre tells her story to a "sleeping" Vidar. i almost teared up.
I really liked this book, more than the others in the series. Kerra made me both groan and laugh. the story had a good rhythm, and the pictures just miraculously appear in your brain.
so if you like them graphic, and humorous, then this is a book for you.
"Love vidar and karre!"
I love how independent and sassy Karre is and how Vidar treats his woman. Women are to be protected and cherished! Great story but all of the divinity series is!
"good scifi romance"
I might have to. The story is slow to get to the point, but once it gets there it becomes amazing. I think, even though it can be read/listen to as a stand alone, it would help to read/listen to the previous ones.
Memorable moment? When Karre is on the Dead Plane, after fixing the jump bracelet, she is thinking of Vaidar, my heart was weeping for her. Then when she actually makes it home to him, their reunion.
Ms. Cook' s voice is absolutely wonderful, the voices she created for the different characters, male AND female, the emotions are portrayed beautifully!
When Karren and Vaidar finally profess their love for each other.
I wasn't sure I liked Karre at the beginning, but once learning more of her background and motivations, I began to like her. She has spunk, courage and loyalty. Vaidar is a great mate for her, a protective warrior with a big heart.
I love that Ms. Pillow writes scifi romance with a medieval feel to it.
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