Afternoon Delight Review: Dead Sexy Dragon by Lolita Lopez

Afternoon Delight Review: Dead Sexy Dragon by Lolita LopezDead Sexy Dragon by Lolita Lopez

Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Hachette Digital on August 6, 2013
Pages: 128
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
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four-half-stars  

Because I adore dragon shifter stories and stories with a military hero/heroine, I couldn’t pass up the chance to read this one. It jumped right in with little set up which is fine since it did feed me the back story eventually. It was novella-length with a blurb that made it clear what the tone of this story would be so I wasn’t expecting too much in the way of character development and background which is good because it went exactly as I imagined- fast and steamy with a bit of action and the rest.

Cora, a happy go lucky type, gets herself into trouble neck deep and runs to her late brother’s best friend and fellow Marine, Stig, for help. It doesn’t hurt that she has a thing for him and plans to persuade him to give her a chance while she’s hiding from her dangerous problems with him.

Cora’s arrival is at the worst possible time for Stig. He’s an immortal dragon who has kept his identity a secret and for the next eight days his dragon is going through his heat. Stig has always been attracted to Cora, but kept a hands-off thing because she is Hector’s little sister and more important, she’s human. Unfortunately, his dragon half doesn’t see things that way. Stig’s dragon wants Cora.

The plot and pacing worked for me and I commend the author for using her shortened page length well. There was enough of a backstory presented throughout the book so I didn’t have trouble following things and the plot development and pacing helped keep my interest. The story was told from alternating points of view which helped me get to know the two primary characters better. Unfortunately- and it’s probably just me, Cora came off as a ditz and a character that didn’t do much for me. From the trouble she landed herself into to the way she heedlessly pushed Stig before racing off in the opposite direction just left me unamused. She wasn’t awful, but I just couldn’t get into her. The sizzling passion between Cora and Stig and Stig himself were great so Cora was just a minor niggle.

It was an enjoyable read and I would recommend it to others who enjoy dragon shifter romances on the spicy side.

My thanks to Net Galley for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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