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Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on May 21, 2019
Diplomatic relations have broken down and a human woman and a dragon prince find themselves caught up in the middle. Can the flames of mating that consume them forge a path to a more peaceful destiny? A new sizzling sci-fi romance from the pen of an establish, favorite author simmered with intrigue, engaging characters, and a new spicy hot romance pair.
Under Fyre begins with a treacherous move that leaves human woman, Rhianna, in a dangerous rock and a hard place situation. When she was a child, she was enamored with the dragon prince she encountered, but then she grew up and learned the dragons couldn’t be trusted. Only problem? At the moment, it was her own people who had performed a gross deception and she’s alone and on her way to the dragon planet to become the consort of one of their princes. And, oh my stars, he’s the one who sparked her fancy as a child and now he regards her with predatory, possessive eyes. And, another side of the story which is honest and he has proof.
K’ev didn’t want a consort, but followed orders to take one of the puny humans. His reluctance fell away the moment he realized that the young human female he had encountered years before stands before him. She’s part of a human plot and he smells deception, but not on her. No, it’s swirling around her, though. His dragon side is shouting that this human is his mate. But how can that be? She has no fyre, right? Regardless, Rhianna is in danger as is all her race and he needs to save her.
What could be better than an alien romance from this author? Why, an alien DRAGON romance, of course! The teaser prequel was interesting, but it didn’t half-way prepare me for the wonder I would enjoy in this first full-length entry of the series. I do love a good political intrigue plot and a villain I can detest, but add that too an intriguing alien race, strong worldbuilding and smoldering hot fated mates romance will pull me in every time. I’ve come to trust this author to provide that even in her lighter sci-fi romances. Under Fyre isn’t light and humorous like the Alien Mates books and reminds me of the fun suspense that came with her earlier cyborg series.
K’ev and Rhianna do have the fated mates romance going on along with the political match they have both agreed to so they don’t take much persuading to fall into love. But, that said, I didn’t mind and liked them together as a couple. She makes him start to care about important matters and he patiently shows her that there are two sides to every story. They have some big adventure moments and whew-boy hot sexy times. There is a point when they both have their doubts and then that entertaining twist at the end which, along with the villain’s shenanigans, will set things up for the rest of the series.
All in all, Under Fyre did a fab job of introducing the series, engaging me with the story and making me excited for more alien dragon shifter romance. Light sci-fi romance fans should definitely snatch this one up.
My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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