It’s another romance book this week but this time with a supernatural element.
The cousin of the High King, Lyndi Chandali has lived with the constant threat of being pawned off as a political prize. A rare, female-born dragon like Lyndi can’t truly mate—not in the way it counts. Which is why she’s kept her distance from a certain sinfully delicious Beta. Instead, she’s built a life for herself giving orphaned dragons in the Americas a home.
As Beta of his team of enforcers, Levi Rowtag is a fighter first, last, and always. His job is to protect—his team, the shifters in his territory, and the stubborn woman hell-bent on fighting with him at every turn. He knows from the moment they first meet what she’ll never accept—they are destined to be mated.
But with the kings at war, the enemy is now coming for Lyndi. Worse, he’s coming for her orphans, too. He’ll have no choice but to defy his king and go rogue if he has any hope of protecting them all…and finally claiming his mate.
Annoyingly I had a bit of a dough ball moment and when this book popped up I got it without reading the description thinking it was the next book in the Abigail Owen series that I am two books into, it is not. Then I found out that it is the latest book in another of her series and is also the fourth book in and I was torn because I really don’t like reading books halfway through a series as there’s always a few things you miss. Then I completely disregarded my thoughts on the fact that I don’t usually read out of order and did it anyway and I’m so glad that I did.
I was so in the mood for this kind of book, yes it’s a romance but as I am coming to find with the books from this author it is also a lot of action and adventure and I needed this perfect blend of escapism. Even though I have started with the fourth book in the series and there were a few hints to things that had happened before I didn’t feel like I needed to have read the other books in the series to follow what was happening in this one. Although I definitely want to go back and start from the beginning because it sure sounded like some interesting storylines, plus I enjoy getting the build up of rapport from the other characters, I felt like I was expecting to feel it even though I’ve not come across these characters before.
Lyndi and Levi were great I feel like there was probably a lot of groundwork in the previous books that I probably missed out on because things start to happen very quickly in this book but actually I still found their chemistry really believable without it. I liked that they were both denying each other because they were trying to protect each other, and that they were both very strong characters. I loved that Lyndi was a force to be reckoned with but that she also had such a big heart and Levi was a brilliant mix of loyal, caring and brooding.
I will admit to a piqued interest in this book because once I realised that Lyndi was a female dragon I knew it was going to turn a lot of the “rules” about female dragons in this world on its head and I was not disappointed. I also liked that the groups were a mix of dragons from the different coloured clans and that they created a safe space for the orphan dragons, it’s nice to see a fantasy world that can evolve.
I’m excited to see what the impact of some of the revelations in this book has in the other series and I’m hoping that I can get through the first three books before the next book in this series comes out, because the little tease at the end makes me want to know more.
If you are looking for a fun and entertaining book filled with action, some sneaky political dealings, a family fighting for each other and of course a bit of romance then this is the book for you.