Secured Mail

Author: Kate Pearce

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Release Date: July 30, 2008

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4

Format: EBOOK





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Sven Magnusson is the head of security for the Valhallan royal family, and a pleasure server to the queen herself. The planet of Valhalla has different ideas about the interactions between men and women than those on Earth. Namely, on Valhalla, women are considered the driving force in relationships, and men are there to serve them. Women are entitled to their pleasure, and it is considered an honor for a Valhallan man to take care of a woman and bring her pleasure. Sven has a hard time adjusting when the Valhallan king and queen travel to San Francisco as Earth women are more demanding, more independent, and a mystery to Sven’s Valhallan mind. And one woman is more intriguing than the rest.

Sven Magnusson is the head of security for the Valhallan royal family, and a pleasure server to the queen herself. The planet of Valhalla has different ideas about the interactions between men and women than those on Earth. Namely, on Valhalla, women are considered the driving force in relationships, and men are there to serve them.

Women are entitled to their pleasure, and it is considered an honor for a Valhallan man to take care of a woman and bring her pleasure. Sven has a hard time adjusting when the Valhallan king and queen travel to San Francisco as Earth women are more demanding, more independent, and a mystery to Sven’s Valhallan mind. And one woman is more intriguing than the rest.

Thea Cooper is the liaison between the Planet Protection agency of the earth and the Valhallan security team. She is also a feminist, a fighter, and a pioneer. Thea can take care of herself and initially considers Sven a misogynist for using brute strength over diplomatic relations. But even as she’s butting heads with him, she finds herself inexplicably attracted.

After one night together, Thea is startled when she learns of Sven’s position as the queen’s pleasure server and misunderstands this to mean that his involvement with her is a lie. But when she’s forced by work to go to Valhalla and realizes the men there really do value their women—so much so that Sven would never intentionally hurt her—she has to learn to accept his differences while helping Sven to accepts hers.

SECURED MAIL is the second story in Kate Pearce’s Valhalla series, following PLANET MAIL. The first story went very far to establish the society of Valhalla as one in which women are valued and worshipped and their men feel honored to serve them—every woman’s dream. SECURED MAIL takes that idea and twists it, showing how one woman’s dream is another woman’s dilemma. Thea has no problem with being honored by her man, but she also wants him to know that she’s his equal.

This is one of the things I like about this series. While it presents a utopia where women are valued by all men and any one of them would do anything to have one of his own, it also shows that an idea like that is impossible because being placed on a such a pedestal would eventually become a burden.

I really enjoy this series with its strong Viking heroes and headstrong, determined heroines. SECURED MAIL can be read as a stand-alone book, but for more background about the Valhallan series PLANET MAIL should be read first. I look forward to seeing where this series goes next.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Kym H.

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