Bearly a Viking (Paranormal Werebear Shifter Romances) by Lacey Edward is a tale of a shape shifting Viking, Asbjorn. His band captured Edith from her village where they took all valuables & killed her husband, Alfred.
It was necessary for me to use google translate for many of the expressions sprinkled throughout the story. It seemed to switch between Swedish & Norwegian. Edith spoke German at one point instead of English. Because of this I gave it four stars.
Edith is tied to a mast on the ship returning to the Viking's homeland. Asbjorn is weary because of his transformation into a bear & back & his stomach hurt. They arrived & he kept her hidden from the Earl. She began to learn the language & help with his sister's children.
There is an erotic scene towards the end of the book but it advanced the plot to the conclusion.
I received a complimentary copy of this from Amazon. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Link to purchase: http://www.amazon.com/Bearly-Paranormal-Werebear-Shifter-Romances-ebook/dp/B00XNM62B8