Book Genre: Romance, Paranormal
Book Series: Dragon Falls #1, Dragon Septs #11
Released: July 28, 2015 by Forever
Pages: 247 Price: $7.99 E-Book
Source: I received a gift copy of this book from a friend! (book make the best gifts)
YOU FLIRT WITH FIRE…
For Aoife Dakar, seeing is believing—and she’s seen some extraordinary things. It’s too bad no one else believes that she witnessed a supernatural murder at an outdoor fair. Returning to the scene for proof, Aoife encounters a wise-cracking demon dog—and a gloriously naked man who can shift into a dragon and kiss like a god. Now thrust into a fantastical world that’s both exhilarating and terrifying, Aoife is about to learn just how hot a dragon’s fire burns.
WHEN YOU DATE A DRAGON
Kostya has no time for a human woman with endless questions, no matter how gorgeous or tempting she is. He must break the curse that has splintered the dragon clans before more of his kind die. But his powerful attraction to Aoife runs much deeper than the physical—and there may be more to her than even his sharp dragon eyes can see. To survive the coming battle for the fate of his race, he needs a mate of true heart and soul . . .
I’m not going to lie to you, this book was a struggle to get into. I had strong feeling in the beginning that this one might not work for me. Which would have been unfortunate as I own the next two books already… This book just started off poorly for me. It did pick up, though, and the only reason I stuck this one out is my previous history with the author.
So what didn’t work for me. Part of it I was a bit lost trying to figure out the rules and what has already happen in this world. There is usually several characters that carry over from mini-series to mini-series in this world and most of them were absent for the first third of this story. Which didn’t help my lost feeling. I also did not care for what happen to the heroine by her brother and sister in the story set up. The whole set-up that would eventually lead Aoife and Kostya together felt a little off to me. I don’t know if it was forced or what, but it simply left me wanting to set the book down before we even met up with Kostya.
Meeting Jim and Kostya is where everything turned for me. It started feeling more like a paranormal romance and less like a contemporary romance. I believe I’ve commented before how I love this author’s paranormal books and usually don’t care for her contemporary ones. So perhaps that was a bit of the problem. For me her heroines just don’t work unless they are in a paranormal setting. Once Aoife meets her dragon though I was totally on board and enjoyed the rest of the story.
I have to say I probably like Kostya and Drake more than Aoife and Aisling. There is just something about watching the world of these uptight alpha dragons get totally turn upside down by their mates that I find appealing. Once you get into it, this author knows how to write some of the best light-hearted romance out there. Most of this book was filled with the smexy fun I am come to expect when I pick up a MacAlister book.
I’m glad I stuck this one out. The last two-thirds of this book was much better than the first third. If you are new to the author this isn’t a bad place to start if you are just interested in reading Aoife and Kostya’s story, but if you enjoy this first book why not go back and get the entire history of this world and start with You Slay Me with the coming together of Aisling and Drake. Their quartet of books was what hooked me on the whole dragon-shifter branch of the paranormal romance genre. Off to book number two!
My Rating: 3 Stars