The two leads, Bran and Keelin, met in the last book. Bran recognizes Keelin is his mate and though attracted, Keelin resists because she wants independence above all things. Her parents smothered her and she doesn’t want to switch one set of prison wardens for another. Bran doesn’t understand her attitude, but bides his time even though his dragon side is impatient for their mate.
Keelin moves to New Orleans and lives with the wolf pack there while working at Bo’s bar that catered to paranormal races. She is content with the friends she is making and her new independence, but then strange things start happening around her and Bran comes to town. She knows what he wants and she plans to resist even if her dragon side wants Bran. Then Bran makes her mad with his over-protectiveness even while she acknowledges that she is glad to have him when she is attacked more than once.
Bran is in New Orleans for Keelin, but he also promised his former boss that he would look into the disappearances of dragons from the local clan. He suspects the arrival of demons that attack Keelin and the disappearances may be related. He wants to keep Keelin safe, but she insists on helping. Then she seems upset when another female dragon shows interest even though she insisted that she didn’t want him, not that he wanted anyone, but Keelin.
Alongside, Bran and Keelin’s story, Bo slowly draws closer to the mysterious female, Nyx, who works for him and seems to have troubles of her own. She doesn’t fit any of the types of races to which he is familiar, but he doesn’t care. She soothes his wilder demon side and he wants her. Nyx is the key to figuring out who is after Keelin, but will the group figure it out soon enough to help Keelin and find the other dragons?
This was exciting, intriguing, passionate and fun as it told the story of Keelin and Bran’s turbulent romance and the secondary romance of Bo and Nyx while figuring out who is after Keelin and why. Keelin’s need to feel some control in her life and Bran’s need to be with her took some sorting, but I was glad that it didn’t descend into that ‘no, I don’t want you, but really I do’ game for very long. I enjoyed the inclusion of familiar characters from the previous story. I love the blend of the paranormal races and most of all that Keelin and Bran are dragons. There was some dragon shifter action, but I’m always game for more. The romance was passionate, but developed at a goodly pace. Probably not one of the heaviest hitting PNR series out there, but still good. I can’t wait to see where things go with Bo and Nyx. They are both mysterious figures and I want to know more about them.
It moved along quickly, but still gave a nice entertaining read. I would recommend the series to Paranormal Romance lovers who like a bit of spicy it the romance and some variety in their paranormal.
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