Some memories are better off lost in the mist.Eight months ago, British academic Paul Ansell lost his lover-and all the memories of their time together-in an accident at Iceland's Gullfoss Falls. Returning to the misty island country to resume his study of the bloodthirsty Viking Egil... show more
Some memories are better off lost in the mist.Eight months ago, British academic Paul Ansell lost his lover-and all the memories of their time together-in an accident at Iceland's Gullfoss Falls. Returning to the misty island country to resume his study of the bloodthirsty Viking Egil Skallagrimsson is tough as he struggles to pull his life back together. First, there's his colleague, Mags, who treats him like glass, and summer student Alex, who peppers him with discomforting questions. Then there's Icelandic jet-boat driver Viggo, a tattooed, modern-day Viking who won't say much about how they know each other. Leaving Paul to wonder if their volcanic attraction is fuelled by a desire to make a fresh start, or desperation to forget the past. As more fragments of his lost memories fall into place, Paul is unsure if he can trust himself, much less anyone around him. And he begins to suspect his accident was nothing of the kind. Warning: Contains a modern-day Viking whose boat has V8 engines for oars, and a harsh land of hot springs and hotter passions that won't forgive any false steps.
Publish date: September 17th 2013
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Pages no: 237
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Contemporary Romance
, M M Romance
This story has a strong sense of place that really grabbed me. I truly loved the descriptions and narrations surrounding Icelandic history and lore. I was searching on google as I was reading so I could delve deeper!I also loved how the author created this sense of uncertainty and tension throughout...
I enjoyed the leisurely pacing of Fall Hard, a story where the romance took a back seat to the story of Paul trying to get back to his life researching and teaching in Iceland one year after the accident that took both the life of his lover Sven and all memory of his prior year in that country. The ...
Publisher: SamhainPublish Date: 17 SepHow I got this book: ARC from the publisher Some memories are better off lost in the mist… Eight months ago, British academic Paul Ansell lost his lover—and all the memories of their time together—in an accident at Iceland’s Gullfoss Falls. Returning to the mist...
Oh wow. This book stars an Icelandic Viking whose back is almost covered in a tattoo of Yggdrasil: the legendary Tree of Life. Now guess where its taproot disappears into...? Uhu! That must’ve been an interesting session at the tattoo shop! He he he... Ehm, so now that I’m already discussing ...
I’ll preface this by saying that Merrow has written some of my favorite books (Muscling Through, Pressure Head) but Fall Hard didn’t work for me.The story idea is interesting--MC Paul survived a fall off a waterfall in Iceland, but loses his memory of the year prior, meaning all his memories of his ...