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Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on March 23, 2020
After the harrowing dragon alien adventure that she wittingly, but reluctantly put her friend on in Under Fyre, now it is time for Helena to have her own sizzling hot draconian story. This one sparked my anticipation and I tore through this one in nearly one sitting.
Line of Fyre is the second of the Alien Dragon Shifter stories that is tightly connected to the previous book carrying on the story with a new leading pair engulfed in dragon fyre.
Helena was pushed into a corner by her father’s presidential advisor, Biggs. It was either let her friend go in her place as a prince’s concubine or see Biggs have her assassinated. Now that Rhianna survived and mated with K’ev, Helena fears for her own life as she has become a big thorn in Bigg’s side as she opposes him. She puts her plans in motion to honor the Drakonian king’s demand for her to come for real as concubine to his oldest son, T’Mar. Helena is afraid, but she’d rather take her chances with a dragon at this point.
T’Mar can’t stand the humans who are attempting to colonize their people’s last chance at survival and have already shown themselves to be liars and acting treacherously toward Drakonians. He’ll take Helena as his concubine and drop her off in his harem so he can go about his business. If only his dragon side would stop shouting in his head that the human female is their mate.
The first book, Under Fyre, had the task of introducing the world of the series and the main players whereas Line of Fyre was able to jump right in with Helena’s side of the narrative and keep going forward at a ripping good pace with Helena, T’Mar, and even the villain Biggs and some others sharing the narration.
I love how this book entwines sci-fi alien dragons and their culture, political intrigue, and a spicy fated mates romance all together so well. The book is fast-paced and reads quickly and easily, but it has heart and depth as well as an intriguing series arc. I love the premise of the dragon priestess who orchestrates her moves like on a chest board even while a worthy villain, the human Biggs, opposes her. With each book more unfolds on both their sides and lends a good amount of tension to the plot.
In the last book, I thought Helena was a little shallow and self-interested until the twist revealed the truth. This book from her own perspective revealed even more about her good, generous heart who cares about others. T’Mar gave her lots of reasons to pitch a royal hissy and he did tick her off, but she stood up for herself with sense and dignity. I felt their relationship jumped from misunderstanding and hurt- the hurt on her side- to full on love rather quickly. I would have liked to see a couple more steps between, but, at the same time, there was the mating pull of the dragon side that made it seem a natural pulling together. When their fyre ignited, it was a sexy inferno.
The rise of the next couple in the background of this story, the great danger of the dragon world dying, and a cunning Biggs still plotting has me in high anticipation once again for more Alien Dragon Shifters. I was riveted to this story and oblivious to everything around me. Those who love sizzling hot fated mate sci-fi romances and/or dragons should definitely snatch this series up.
My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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