Review: Line of Fyre by Cara Bristol

Posted March 26, 2020 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 16 Comments

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I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Line of Fyre by Cara Bristol
Line of Fyre

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Series: Alien Dragon Shifters #2
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on March 23, 2020
Pages: 193
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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The Delight

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.

Challenges Met

New Release #29
Literary Pickers #54 another planet
Romanceopoly #23 outer space
Romance BINGO #20 sci-fi romance


About Cara Bristol

Cara Bristol continues to evolve, adding new subgenres of erotic romance to her repertoire. She has written spanking romance, contemporary romance, paranormal, and science fiction romance. No matter what the genre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently calls Missouri home. She has a husband and two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling the world.
Cara loves to hear from readers. You may post a comment on her Web site/blog,, email her at carabristol50 (at) yahoo (dot) com, or friend her on Facebook,

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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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Debbie Haupt
1 year ago

Wow this sounds good Sophia Rose dragon politics thanks

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Debbie Haupt

Yes, the political intrigue is a great additional element to give it some extra kick.

1 year ago

I realy need to try a book by this author

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Melliane

Yes!!! Sometimes she makes her older ones free so watch for that, Melliane. 🙂

1 year ago

I haven’t read an alien sci-fi romance in a little while… time to look for something. Thanks!

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Jen

One just needs a good alien loving now and then. 🙂

Mary Kirkland
1 year ago

I loved the last book and am really looking forward to this book. I’m glad it was so good.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

I think this one is even better, Mary. You’re in for a great time. 🙂

Lover of Romance
1 year ago

this book sounds so good….you especially had me at alien dragons ……gimme gimme lol But I do love a fated mate trope so definitely looking forward to picking this one up here.

Great review.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago

I know what you mean. When I saw alien dragons in the series title, it was a done deal. Hope you like it when you get the chance, Renee. 🙂

Anne - Books of My Heart

One of these days I will read this author’s scifi romances. I am not sure I am totally into fated stuff though.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago

The world building is pretty good and so is the intrigue, but yes, you would definitely have to swallow the little blue pill when it comes to fate. 🙂

1 year ago

Sounds like a fun mix of aliens, scifi and romance and dragons. Sounds like this one has an overarching plot throughout the series as well as the individual romance.s Too bad that their romance developed a bit quickly, but it does sound like it was believable. Great review!

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Lola

Yes! It was all sorts of good sci-fi romance and intrigue. I could forgive the rapid romance b/c of the way dragon’s find mates, but yes, it was quick. 🙂

Carole Rae
1 year ago

Mmmmmm I am tempted. This sounds pretty good!

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

Dragons always tempt me, too. 🙂