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Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Forever
Released on October 1, 2013
“This one gets to things quickly since it is so short. It’s a story about dragons in mating heat (who do not actually mate in dragon form if that is an issue for you) so no mystery there about what is the focal point, but it’s not lacking in story development either.”
In this sequel to the spicy hot Dead Sexy Dragon, his dragon heat brings the green Welsh dragon Griffin Cadogan a surprise when Ivani Monroe, the last of her dragon kind, comes to him with a shocking proposition. Apparently, Griffin is the only dragon compatible with her breed in a way that can give her another of her kind, a serpent-like dragon that’s strength is poison. The human Knights who are sworn to kill all dragons killed her mother’s entire line and she is desperate enough to call it quits on a centuries old feud between Griffin and her dragon lines just to make sure things don’t die off with her plus there is the very real issue that the dragons need to produce because their race as a whole is dying off.
Griffin’s first reaction is to send the female dragon packing for even suggesting such a thing as to proposition him to take Avani during their mutual mating heat and give her a baby. Then he decides he likes the idea because he has always wanted a child, but he has a dangerous job as a dragon warrior who is sworn to protect their race so he never intends to mate. He realizes he is in over his head quickly and he won’t be walking away untouched when his mating heat is over. In fact, he’s not sure he can walk away, but in the meantime, his cousin goes missing and the Knights unleash a plot that puts several in danger.
This one gets to things quickly since it is so short. It’s a story about dragons in mating heat (who do not actually mate in dragon form if that is an issue for you) so no mystery there about what is the focal point, but it’s not lacking in story development either. Griffin and Ivani are an interesting pair of opposites that seem to work. She’s very controlling and he’s a take charge guy, but they figure out a balance.
There is a big lead in to Mad and Ivy’s story which is running parallel to this one with just a few hints given as to what is going on there. I look forward to continuing with the series and getting more of the Dragon Heat world.
Those who enjoy steamy dragon shifter romance, but need something quick and to the point should give this series a try.