Beautiful Viking by Steve Sampson

Dreamspinner Press

Erotic M/M Contemporary

ISBN 978-1-61581-084-0

Reviewed by Nannette



When Eric Folke attends his first gay dance, he hopes to find acceptance and inner peace, what he gets is the man of his dreams.  Nick Bertolli is everything Eric ever dreamed of, but as they begin dating, the bumps in the road seem to get bigger and bigger. Can true love conquer all in the face of violence, bigotry, and rejection? 

Beautiful Viking boasts a genuine love story. Eric and Nick are well suited and clearly in love.  Unfortunately, that is Beautiful Vikingís only redeeming quality. The dialog is unrealistic, inane, and definitely not indicative of the way men speak to or about each other and because of it, I could not connect with the characters. The plot becomes a cycle where Eric and Nick are physically attacked or threatened repeatedly. Itís redundant.  Beautiful Viking is about two men who fall in love and live happily ever after even in the face of adversity. It sounds good in theory, but the men are adolescent and the story is immature, at best.   


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