Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Formats Available: E-book
BLURB from Goodreads
It’s easy to fall in love. Destiny requires tooth and claw.
Dragon’s Fate, Book 1
Curses are designed to be cruel, but the one afflicting Jordan and his brothers is almost beyond bearing. A dragon born by blood magic, he is an immortal trapped in human form, with only one hope of finding his eternal mate. He must bite her—and pray she lives.
One dark night, he senses the wounded heartbeat of a woman in the shadows, begging him to end her life. Ever the gentleman, he chivalrously obliges her wish. Only to discover three days later that she lives. And has married another.
Celeste always dreamed of marrying for love, but the nightmare of living in her father’s home drives her to wed the Duke of Hudson. Yet on her wedding eve, she is compelled to follow a mysterious man who professes to know her secret. A man with curious blue scales on his muscular arms—whose shadowed eyes reflect a dangerous mix of destiny and desire…
This novel contains explicit sex, sex in water, four super-hot dragon brothers, and a curse born from magical power that has left them wondering who they are all their lives.
I received this novella from the Author via Bewitching Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.
The cover definitely caught my attention, I found it intriguing and immediately wanted to know more about the mysterious man on the cover. I then read the blurb (the bit above in blue totally overlooking the warning I have highlighted in red, so you don't miss it)
I expressed my interest in reviewing the book, then after saw the *Product Warning*, however I decided to still give the book a go. It wasn't the only misconception I had, for some reason I had thought this to be a short novella. It was not, it was quite an involved, decent length novella. Now what did I think to the plot? I thought the plot well thought out, and interesting enough to read the whole novella despite the erotic content. I thought the book could have been done just as well without the explicit sexual language. Did I like how the book was written? The book was fairly well written and it flowed well and then the terminology and phrasing would suddenly go off and be quite historical and I wasn't totally enamored by that. I did like the book and felt it such a shame that the erotic content scenes could not have been handled differently in perhaps a more "romance book" way that would in my opinion allow the book a wider audience. I mean don't get me wrong if you like books with erotic content then go for it, "whatever floats your boat" and all that, I aren't a prude, I just don't enjoy reading explicit sexual scenes. I just thought it a shame to cut out a whole wider audience, who would have enjoyed, the mythology, and other aspects of the book.
So did I enjoy the book? Honestly? Yes, despite the erotic content and sometimes too old fashioned phrasing for me. Would I recommend? Not sure on that one really. Would I read more by Lucy Danes? Possibly, if not erotic content, however if she writes anything else would definitely give it a go. Would I go on to read more in this series? I would love to say yes because I did love the mystery and mythology aspects of the book, but truthfully the whole sexual explicit descriptions are just not for me so sadly,probably won't read more of this series.
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