The best viking romance novels - Big, blond, beautiful and quite good with their sword

Written by Silke, updated 08 Jun 2021

Plundering has never felt so delicious. Our viking heroes are not only conquering the seas but also the hearts of their ladies. Set in medieval times, it might get rough at times - but the HEA will come eventually.

  • #1 Valkyrie's Vengeance (Maidens of the Shield #1) - Suzie Grant

    Valkyrie's Vengeance (Maidens of the Shield  #1) - Suzie Grant

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    One woman’s journey to the truth...

    Stranded on foreign soil, a Viking maiden is rescued and raised by the enemy. After witnessing the brutal slaughter of the Saxon woman who saved her life, Tyra Svensdottir declares war on her own people by kidnapping the dark Viking to carry out her revenge. Her quest takes them across the frigid waters to Iceland on a sensual voyage she never anticipated and only the gentle assault of a green-eyed Viking can soothe a heart infested with revenge.

    One man’s quest to save his people... more

  • #2 Defiant Captive - Joyce Carlow

    Defiant Captive - Joyce Carlow

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    Brand, the Viking, came to Ireland to conquer, not be conquered. Yet when Princess Deirdre first spied him, he was in a cage, brought back to her castle to be killed. As proud as she was passionate, as brave as she was beautiful, Deirdre too felt caged for she was to wed the loathsome King Malvin. Now taking her healing herbs to the dungeon, she went to tend the Viking...and met her destiny.

    Brand's gentleness astonished her; his kiss set her afire. And when Malvin took her castle in an act of betrayal, she helped Brand escape, knowing it would turn Malvin's wrath against her. more

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  • #3 Fires of Winter (Haardrad Viking Family #1) - Johanna Lindsey

    Fires of Winter (Haardrad Viking Family #1) - Johanna Lindsey

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    Lovely and dauntless, abducted by invaders from across an icy sea, Lady Brenna vowed vengeance -- swearing no Viking brute would be her barbarian would enslave her noble Celtic heart.

    Yet Garrick Haardrad, the proud and powerful son of a ruthless Viking chieftan, claims her with a primitive abandon that leaves her breathless, igniting fires of passion that blaze through the cold Nordic nights and forge the unbreakable bonds of a fiery, eternal love. more

  • #4 Truly, Madly Viking (Viking II #2) - Sandra Hill

    Truly, Madly Viking (Viking II #2) - Sandra Hill

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    Oh those Vikings! Fans of Sandra Hill adore the sexy Norse studs the New York Times bestselling author so masterfully brings to life in her brazenly original, outrageously funny, and scorching hot love stories. In Truly, Madly Viking, the phenomenal Hill transports her muscle-bound Scandinavian warrior hero magically across centuries and lands him in a modern-day mental hospital—where one lucky female psychologist who gets to “treat” the gorgeous Norseman she calls “Joe.” This is One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Sandra Hill-style—a gift of love and laughter from the author who superstar Christine Feehan says, “always delivers smart, sexy, laugh-out-loud action. more

  • #5 The Bewitched Viking (Wink & A Kiss , #1) (Viking I #4) - Sandra Hill

    The Bewitched Viking  (Wink & A Kiss , #1) (Viking I #4) - Sandra Hill

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    Even fierce Norse warriors have bad days. Holy Thor! 'Twas enough to drive a sane Viking mad, the things Tykir Thorksson was forced to do --- capturing a redheaded virago, putting up with the flock of sheep that followed her everywhere, chasing off her bumbling brothers. But what could a man expect from the sorceress who had put a kink in the King of Norway's most precious body part?

    If that wasn't bad enough, his own skald was putting Tykir's embarrassing escapades into sagas for all posterity to laugh about. And he was beginning to realize he wasn't at all immune to the enchantment of brash red hair and freckles.

    But he was not called Tykir the Great for nothing. more

  • #6 Come Back to Me (Viking & Saxon #3) - Josie Litton

    Come Back to Me (Viking & Saxon #3) - Josie Litton

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    Following the dual volume "Dream of Me/Believe in Me", this chapter of the story of three warrior lords who must marry three unique brides to achieve peace between the Norse and Saxon kingdoms concludes the trilogy. Before wedding a Saxon bride, Dragon Hakonson has a chance encounter with beautiful Rycca disguised as a boy, and he is determined to find out what she is running from. more

  • #7 The Temperate Warrior (The Warrior Sagas #1) - Renee Vincent

    The Temperate Warrior (The Warrior Sagas #1) - Renee Vincent

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    He was her champion. She was his weakness.
    Together, they loved with wild abandon.

    Gustaf Ræliksen lives by the blade of his sword. After avenging his father’s murder and reuniting with his family, he wants nothing more than to settle down and have sons of his own. Only one woman will do—a fiery redhead he saved from the spoils of war.

    No longer forced to warm the beds of the men who've taken everything from her, Æsa has nothing to offer the noble warrior but her heart.

    When someone with a deep score to settle seeks revenge upon her, Gustaf's world is torn asunder. more

  • #8 Brothers of the Wild North Sea - Harper Fox

    Brothers of the Wild North Sea - Harper Fox

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    His deadliest enemy will become his heart’s desire.

    Caius doesn’t feel like much of a Christian. He loves his life of learning as a monk in the far-flung stronghold of Fara, but the hot warrior blood of his chieftain father flows in his veins. Heat soothed only in the arms of his sweet-natured friend and lover, Leof.

    When Leof is killed during a Viking raid, Cai’s grieving heart thirsts for vengeance—and he has his chance with Fenrir, a wounded young Viking warrior left for dead. But instead of reaching for a weapon, Cai finds himself defying his abbot’s orders and using his healing skills to save Fen’s life. more

  • #9 Odin's Shadow (Sons of Odin Book 1) - Erin S. Riley

    Odin's Shadow  (Sons of Odin Book 1) - Erin S. Riley

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    Obsession. Treachery. Revenge. Redemption. Certain themes resonate across the centuries.

    In ninth-century Ireland, Selia is a girl on the verge of womanhood, frustrated by the confines of her gender and resentful of the freedom her brother boasts of. Intelligent and resourceful in a time when neither is valued in a female, she longs for an escape from her sheltered existence. Fascinated by the tales of Viking raids told by her maidservant, Selia’s hunger for independence is fed through the stories of heathen ferocity she hears at the woman’s knee. more

  • #10 A Hawk Enslaved - Venetia Green

    A Hawk Enslaved - Venetia Green

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    Ragnar Ulfsson must find his king a concubine. His solution is Isolde, captured whilst climbing the sea-cliffs for falcons. Enslaved in his own way, Ragnar has few qualms about binding another to his lord for the greater good. After all, it is an honor to share the bed of a king.

    Isolde does not view slavery so complacently. Like a hawk caged, she is frantic to escape. But the king’s hall is a bubbling stew of political intrigue and Isolde is an essential ingredient in the mix. Her only hope out is Ragnar, who captured her but also promises to free her—eventually. more

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