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The Golden Valkyrie by Iris Johansen
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The Golden Valkyrie

by Iris Johansen

Series: Sedikhan (2)

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Iris Johansen's first attempt at making her writing deliberately humorous. PI Honey Winston gets caught trying to retrieve letters for a client and ends up becoming the bodyguard of the man who caught her. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Jan 17, 2016 |
Honey Winston is a private detective, with her finances struggling, she knows she needs a good case. When a woman comes to her asking her to find some letters for her, Honey is more than willing considering the reward involved. So Honey sneaks into Prince Rubinoff's hotel suite, hiding beneath the service cart, however since she is allergic to cigar smoke, she is discovered and forced to reveal her true reason for her being there. However Lance is viewed on the media as a royal playboy his nickname being "Lusty Lance". After being discovered she is then blackmailed into serving as his bodyguard, having been made aware there is a threat on his life and that of his friend Alex. When they head to a remote island, Honey doesn't realize that she will be in close proximity to Lusty Lance who has developed a unique fascination with her. A fascination that develops into a relationship with aspects neither of them expected to find in one another, one where love and commitment thrive.

I have just loved reading this Sedikhan series, and I just love this author, especially through Audio. This is a contemporary romance novel written by Iris Johansen, who is one of my favorite romance authors to read from. We have Lance, who is a talented artist, where only he and a few others know of his rare gift.He hides who he truly is with a exterior of a play boy, where inside he yearns for love and a family. When he sees Honey, a beautiful Valkyrie who stirs up his emotions like no one ever has, and vows that she will be his. Honey has a duty to protect Lance Robinoff from the danger that threatens his life, but somewhere along the road they are both headed on, Honey realizes that there is a lot more to him that she ever realized. That she is falling in love with the one person she doesn't know if she can trust with her heart. This was such a lovely riveting story, filled with witty interaction between the character, a exciting plot and a well written story that is portrayed well with the audio story that makes the story come alive for the reader and listener. I am definitely looking forward to reading the rest of this series!!! ( )
  addictofromance | Mar 2, 2013 |
"The Golden Valkyrie" is a re-release of a 1983 Loveswept Iris Johansen title. The story is very much a product of its times, but still fairly racy for those days...Just don't expect any realism and you'll be okay. For Johanse fans, she explains that this was the first book where she tried to be humorous...

She's a Private Investigator, he's a prince. She's a virgin, he's a playboy. They meet in a very interesting way, and, of course, fall in love. Sweet story with a very HEA. ( )
  jjmachshev | Aug 6, 2008 |
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Feisty and beautiful private detective Honey Winston had been duped by a client into invading Prince Rubinoff's hotel suite by concealing herself in a too-small room service cart. When cigar smoke flushed her from her hiding place, Honey rose to face the mocking prince the gossip columns called "Lusty Lance." But the man she came to know as she looked behind the glittering facade was an artist filled with longing, a man whose need was expressed in exquisite paintings the world would never see. Honey gently taught him to trust her and tried to share the dream he saw. Would the gift of her love allow Lance to escape his gilded prison for the haven of her heart? [close]
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553591673, Mass Market Paperback)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a classic tale of opposites attracting—and finding love in the most unexpected places.

When P.I. Honey Winston is hired to steal incriminating letters from visiting dignitary Prince Rubinoff, she’s prepared for a dangerous mission that could end her career. But when she blows her cover, she finds that the amused prince is everything the media have made him out to be: part Adonis, part playboy—and irresistibly charismatic. The problem is, the feeling is mutual. Intrigued, the prince is determined to keep his gorgeous young trespasser by his side as long as possible.

For he’s never met anyone quite as daring, or breathtaking, as Honey. With the tables turned, Prince Rubinoff has Honey appointed his personal bodyguard. The official reason is an assassination plot. The truth is far more dangerous….

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Feisty and beautiful private detective Honey Winston had been duped by a client into invading Prince Rubinoff's hotel suite. Honey gently teaches him to trust her and tries to share the dream he saw. Would the gift of her love allow Lance to escape his gilded prison for the haven of her heart?… (more)

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