Review: Dragon Lesson by Mell Eight

Review: Dragon Lesson by Mell EightDragon Lesson by Mell Eight

Series: Supernatural Consultant #6
Genres: M/M Romance, New Adult Romance, Paranormal Romance
Published by Less Than Three Press on October 11, 2017
Pages: 84
Format: eARC
Source: Audible
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All Lumie wants is Goldie's beautiful smile, but the only expression he ever shows Lumie is tears. When Goldie asks him for a favor, Lumie leaps at the chance to finally see Goldie happy.

Goldie wants to live a life free of the fear that has chained him for so long, but breaking free of them once and for all may come with a higher price than he and Lumie are prepared to pay.

The Delight

A heartwarming and exciting, but also humorous series about a family of dragons working to make their supernatural world a safer place even as they figure out life and love with family togetherness. I’m addicted to the series and get a spark of glee for each new release.

Review

Dragon Lesson is the sixth novella in the series and thrill of all, for me, it’s Lumie’s story. As the stories progressed from book one, Lumie has been the most unique and curious of Dane and Mercury’s dragon kits. Now he’s all grown up and experiencing the pangs of first love and adulthood as he faces the challenge of college and his first job outside of home.

I loved meeting Lumie’s match in Goldie, the timid, quiet yet quite skilled elemental dragon. Goldie wants to overcome his fears and be worthy of Lumie who he thinks is losing patience with him for being so timid. The pair have a strong adventure together both in the start of love and their mission for the government. It was neat to finally get the secret behind Lumie’s special brand of magic that goes beyond what a dragon normally has.

The author has a great talent for getting inside her dragons’ minds. As each chosen kit gets to tell his story as he reaches adulthood, she gives them a personal and fascinating outlook and individuality. Lumie was a little cocky and even a little lazy because he is so powerful and he faces his first real challenges in the big wide world. Goldie is slow into things, but he does eventually get there when he is most needed.

In the author’s world of dragons, they can recognize their future mate, but still have to put in the work of a relationship, not to mention they have dragon traits that make their outlook very different from humans on the subject of relationships and everything else. The guys are cute and I loved seeing them work through their misunderstandings and engage in first love.

The tone is light and fun while still exciting. I’ve been raving about this series since the beginning and still encourage those looking for unique light and quick stories to give these sweeter M/M Urban fantasies a go.

Challenges

Romance Roundabout #265 UF

Recommendations

 Werewolves Be Damned by Stacey Kennedy Before the Storm by Claire Ashgrove

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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.
  • oh nice! a dragon story! I always love that!

    • Oh yes, love this series about the dragons. 🙂

  • I do love dragons.

    • Right there with you on that one, Mary. 🙂

  • Ooo you had me at Dragons and Supernatural investigations.

    • Uh huh, yep, that is a real grabber combo. 🙂 It had me snatching it back with the first book.

  • This sounds adorable! And short and sweet, which never hurts. I’ve been looking for more novellas/shorter books because it seems like my TBR of review books are each 400+ pages long. I need more time!

    Wonderful review, Sophia! Have a great week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • I know the feeling, Alyssa. I just read a 500+ and also a 450+ one and have split up an over 700+ page antho just to get them all read. 🙂 Whew!

  • RO

    It’s hard for me to get into short stories like this, but glad you enjoy such a fun series, Super Sophia! Happy Monday! Hugs…RO

    • It is true that some of the shorter ones can be tricky. Some in this series needed a few more pages IMO, but some work out well.

      Thanks, Radiant Ro, and enjoy your evening. 🙂

  • I always love dragon stories and this series sounds like a cute one. I’m glad you’re enjoying it even if you’re already in book 6 Sophia Rose 🙂

    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

    • These are definitely cuties, Vanessa. It’s book six, but they are all novella length so don’t be too intimidated by that.

  • Sounds sweet. Plus you already had me at dragons. I mean dragons! 😀

    • Oh yes, dragon love abounds for this series. I love that she really makes them think and act like a different race from human.

  • Karen

    Dragons! The whole series is M/M?

    I need to check this out.

    For What It’s Worth

    • Yep, the whole series. It’s actually a sweet romance style rather than heated, but all the relationships are m/m.

  • I want to read this series. I don’t usually go for dragons, but these look fun.

    • Yes, this is a bit different from the usual fantasy dragons with its whimsy and heartwarming humor. 🙂

  • I always like reading your reviews for this series. It sounds like such a fun series. I might pick it up one day. It sounds fun how this one has some adventure and some romance. Sounds like she writes her characters well with how they all have a different outlook and individuality. Great review!

    • It is a cute series, but her individual characterizations are so well done that I think its what makes having a dragon family as the central focus so engaging for me.

  • All the books have featured gay dragons/paranormals, but it actually qualifies as close to ‘clean romance’ b/c it doesn’t get detailed and focuses on the family, friendships, adventures, and the romance side.
    LOL, yes, you’ve likely seen me interview the series before.

    I don’t think they make good standalones b/c they build on the ones before it even if the main character focus shifts.

    Oh yes, these are fun and cute. I got hooked right off the bat.