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The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin #5)

4.28  ·  Rating Details  ·  7,521 Ratings  ·  339 Reviews
I was raised for battle. And as the first daughter of a warrior family, I've earned my reputation the hard way. Yet now I fight alongside uncivilized male Northland dragons who think a female is only good for breeding and waiting back home in the cave. But it's the foolish and foolhardy who would try to stop me, Rhona the Fearless, from doing what I do best—destroying the ...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2011)
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A lusty, testosterone-filled and laugh-out-loud funny romance guaranteed to make you fall in love. I'm a huge fan of G.A. Aiken's (aka Shelly Laurenston) dragons. This is the fifth book in what has been a fantastic series. Like with many other PNR series, the world building and cast of characters gets bigger with each book but G.A. doesn't let that detract from the main romance.

Vigholf the Abhorrent is a Northland dragon, a race who are renowned for treating their females like they are only cap
Sep 05, 2011 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

I admit, I couldn't remember exactly who Vigholf was at the start, (this world is pretty complex, very fun, but there are dragons everywhere to keep track of!) – but as soon as a reference was made to Annwyl cutting the long warrior hair off a dragon and having it attached to her helmet - Vigholf was the unlucky warrior who received this hair cut in the previous book. There are so many different players in this world, it’s little crazy moments like that,
3.5 stars

I strongly suggest you read this series in order. These are not stand-alone romance novels written in the same world. It's an ongoing series that includes one (or more) couples falling for each other...while hacking enemies into bloody bits. Each story in the Dragon Kin series includes a huge cast of characters from previous books that continue to play relevant parts in the story. So the other books first if you can.
And that brings us to my problem. My library doesn't c
Shannon C.
Sep 03, 2011 Shannon C. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy romance fans, paranormal romance fans
4.5 stars: one of the best in the series and one of my favorite new releases this year

I couldn't put this book down--great mix of action, humor, romance and suspense. I liked the main characters and how their relationship developed over the first half of the book. They didn't immediately jump into bed together. It was good seeing the characters from the earlier books--the way the author brought them back into this book was very well handled. (Except for Keita, who continues to get on my nerves.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I’ll get straight to the point – You must read this series. That’s the bottom line.

You probably don’t need to read the rest of this review now, because I’ll only redundantly list the reasons why you should read this book.

So let’s get to it! The top 5 reasons why you should read this book:
5. Rhona and Vigolf have great chemistry and holds up against all the other things that goes on in this book (And there are a lot of things that go on, so much so that it kind of boggles my mind).

4. The children
I was raised for battle. And as the first daughter of a warrior family, I've earned my reputation the hard way. Yet now I fight alongside uncivilized male Northland dragons who think a female is only good for breeding and waiting back home in the cave. But it's the foolish and foolhardy who would try to stop me, Rhona the Fearless, from doing what I do best—destroying the enemies of my kind.

So the smartest thing wily barbarian Vigholf the Abhorrent can do for me is stay out of my way as we risk
Stephanie  G
4.5 stars

Rhona the Fearless is a dragoness and a soldier that follows orders without question. She takes her responsibilities seriously and has little time for fools who think women have no place on the battlefield like Vigholf the Abhorrent. When she's given orders that will take her behind enemy lines, Vigholf is right by her side and together they'll travel into a land of dangerous wingless dragons, a blood thirsty princess and wild horses with attitude so they can get back their crazed queen
Like the previous book, the romance in The Dragon Who Loved doesn't get to hog the spotlight. In this latest Dragon Kin story there's sort of a three pronged attack with the starring pair being the focus as they move between the other main threads with: the dragon brothers (Briec, Feargus, Gwenvael, and Eibhear), their Cadwaladr kin and the Northern Dragons in one battling group; Annwyl and Izzy sneaking off from Annwyl's army for a secret mission in another; and Dagmar, and Talaith minding the ...more
Merve  Özcan

Serinin çıkmış son kitabı. Çok muhteşem olmasa da beni merakta bıraktığını söyleyebilirim.

4. kitapta başlayan savaş 5 yıldır sürmekte ve Annwyl delirmiş durumda. Tanrılar o büyük burunlarını her yere sokuyor ve bizimkilerin hayatlarını mahvediyor.

Açık konuşmak gerekirse bu kitapta diğerlerinde olan tadı alamadım. Tabii bu kesinlikle kitap kötü demek değil. Sadece ikili ilişki biraz zayıf geldi. O ilk kitaptan beri hayranı olduğumuz, kardeşler arası çatışma
Aug 06, 2012 Esra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


Eibhear için korktuğum başıma geldi diyebilirim ayrıca. o tatlı önemseyen dev mavi kelebeğim içi boş duygusuz sivri dilli birine dönüştü. Umarım beyinsiz Izzy eirbhear'ı kazanabilir :=))) evet beyinsiz bu kız mal... :D
Mrs. Badass
Review courtesy of Badass Book Reviews

At the end of Last Dragon Standing, a War is coming. Annwyl the bloody is gearing up and heading out. As are all the troops and dragons. Izzy was promoted to Annwyl’s Squire, and Blue is off to the Army in the Northlands with Ragnar.

The Dragon Who Loved Me, starts FIVE YEARS later. {O.M.G freaking 5 years!!} Sorry, had to get that out there.

Annwyl and Fearghus have been gone from Garbhan Isle and their children AND each other for five years. Five years! Appa
Oct 28, 2013 Ren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars! Loved, loved, loved this!

Note : This book is not mean to be read stand alone and must read in order. Yeah, yeah, I know it's suck, I know some reader doesn't like series. But, you will regret someday if you not start reading Dragon Kin books.

G.A. Aiken never failed to amazed me! Her Dragon Kin already in 5th installment, and the story still going strong. For me, I love her Aiken books rather than her other pen name, Shelly Laurenston's (aka Pride series). I don't know about Pride, it's
Alexia Chantel
Jun 30, 2011 Alexia Chantel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow Aiken has written another Dragon Kin book that will have you laughing out loud and silently cheering.

This book is the story of Rhona and Vigholf who do have a great romance and manage to heat things up in the middle of the battlefield. But more than just them you get to follow all the other characters that you have fallen in love with over the series. Annwyl the bloody is still getting very bloody, Keita is still secretive, Izzy is still young and figuring out life, so many more that you wi
Sep 08, 2011 Saly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was so much better than Keita's book and just so we are clear I still don't like her, maybe because she doesn't let Ragnar claim her.

So, this takes five years later and all of them have been separated for so long fighting the Irons, Annwyl is still her. Now the Southlanders and the Lightning are fighting together. I loved seeing the crazy kids and Izzy and Eibhear though I guess I have tired with the story, I don't like being lead along that much I guess.

Rhona was awesome and so oblivio
Oct 23, 2014 Kari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't get enough of this series even though this was probably not my favorite one. I loved the MCs, Vigholf and Rhona, but there is so much going on with secondary characters that sometimes it was hard to follow. Scenes involving secondary characters and events kept popping up so I felt the main romance was constantly being interrupted. However, the last part of the book was amazing, couldn't read fast enough, and the dragon humor is great in this book as well.
Apr 04, 2012 SheLove2Read rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love GA Aiken! The Dragon Kin remind me of a crazy family reunion - always someone fussing or calling each other names but sticking together when one is threatened. Kind of like "he may be a dumbass but he's MY dumbass" line of thinking. This is the 5th book and my 2nd favorite after Annwyl's story. I loved it! Adding this to my comfort reads shelf - guaranteed to make me laugh/feel better, no matter what is going on in my life.

Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Rhona the Fearless is an amazing warrior and mother to her siblings and cousins. She's protective of her kin and doesn't bother to hide it. Rhona was forced into the life of a warrior even though she doesn't really like it, in fact she could do without it. However, just because she doesn't like it doesn't mean she won't be the perfect soldier and do what she's told. When she's stuck in a war surrounded by Lightening dragons that believe women should hide in caves and let the men do the work she ...more
Jan 12, 2015 Crazy4more rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

Loved it, loved it, loved it! I enjoyed it so thoroughly. This was packed with the most action in the series... so far and of course in the middle of all that, I found myself LOL, hilarious dialogs. The war strategics will have you at awe, the fight will have you jumping or for me, running like crazy on the treadmill. I was so pumped, I kicked into high-gear as during the war fight scene and lasted for 7 miles. If you loved Annwyl for her guts-strength-passion, you'll even admire her mor

For some crazy reason, I really, really enjoy reading the books in this series. I don't know what it is, but I laugh like a loon with every book. It keeps surprising me though because I usually don't like pnr-romance mixed with comedy. I guess, with this series, the combination works just fine.

I would have rated this book even higher, but for me reading about characters which were not a part of the royal dragon family didn't work for me. I adore this bat-sh*t crazy family and can't hel
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3/5; 3 stars; B

I liked this book a lot more than the last one. For much of the book it didn't feel like a tense action story, even though it was taking place during the war. The feel of much of the story was that of a good cozy visit with a bunch of favorite soap opera characters. Some reviewers complained that not much happened and the story was a bit slow but I think there was a lot going on most of the time but the author just focused on different couples and story lines until the last 1/3 of
Velma ~~The Book Slayer ~~ (Because Daddy says: Abby)
3.5, but I'm rounding up because more Annwyl!
Veronica Del Rosa
Well, this one was MUCH better than the last one. As long as it stayed away from Izzy and Blue. Gah, they just pissed me off. However, the war, Rhona, Vigholf, the Blood Queen and the horse made up for it. Damn, that horse amused me WAY too much. Love it.
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
These books have changed since the first one, having much more of a plot, warfare, & less romance. Which is a good thing because I'm not a huge fan of this couple - Vigholf & Rhona. Honestly, I find them boring & wasn't interested in them at all. Luckily, the couple is right in the thick of all the fun, intrigue, killing, warfare. The novel is much more about the ongoing war, their enemies, the villains, the children, etc - all of which were great. If I was just rating this couple, I ...more
Apr 23, 2016 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars, pnr, 2016, fantasy
Review originally posted at

This is such a fun series. While it is a paranormal romance, I would still recommend reading the series in order, as the overall story arc is very much needed. I’m not sure that you would be completely lost, but I think you would better understand everything that is going on with the war, the children, the blood queen and the Cadwaladr family.

This book takes place several years after the previous book. The dragons have been at war for years. Many haven’
Loved this. Just like catching up with old friends. And meeting a few new ones.

It is one of G.A.Aiken/Shelly Laurenston's great writing strengths that the secondary characters are just as well rounded, and as important to the plot, in fact they often drive the plot, as the MC.

Rhona the Fearless, of the Cadwaladar Clan, has been fighting the enemy for 5 years and being annoyed by Vigholf the Abhorrent, a Northland Lightning, for just as long. As the eldest daughter of the Cadwaladars she has had
Jul 30, 2015 Stacie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great addition to the series. I actually really liked Rhona and Vigholf's story. Their romance was kind of a slow burn. They spent a lot of time together actually talking, and observing each other (and fighting together) before they fell into complete lust and eventually love. I didn't think I would get vested in their relationship, and was reading tris book for the overall story of the series, but I did get vested and enjoyed their story very much.

There was also lots of war and battle a
Mar 29, 2016 Beyza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bu seriyi seviyorum. Çok fazla seviyorum.
May 30, 2016 Sıla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Derin bir iç çekiş, bitişinin hüznü..
Barbara ★
I didn't like this one as much as others in the series. It doesn't immediately grab you and I found it difficult to get into. The many characters and enemies are introduced too quickly. Every time I thought I had a handle on it, some other faction/character was introduced. The story bounces around too much with group getting 1-2 pages before the action changes to someone else. It was hard to follow. Usually I blow through these books because the dialogue between the hero and heroine is snappy, s ...more
Sep 05, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off, do not start the series with this book. You will be deeply confused. If you haven't read anything in this series yet, the first two in the series are much more in the style of romantic comedy featuring dragons, meddling gods, and other over the top characters. But, starting with book 3, they become much more epic fantasy in style, although still with strong romantic and comedic elements. And by epic fantasy, I mean multiple, huge storylines, an ever-expanding cast of characters, and a ...more
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author G.A. Aiken, Originally from Long Island, New York, lives on the West Coast and spends most of her time writing and making sure her rescued Pittie doesn’t love everyone into a coma. When she’s not writing about sexy dragons, she’s writing about sexy wolf, lion, tiger, and other fang-filled predators under the name Shelly Lauren
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“You want me to be honest with you?” Vigholf snapped. “You want me to tell you why I have my hungry face as you call it? Because of you. Because I’m hungry for you. If there’s anything I want to eat—it’s you.”
Rhona stepped back, hands on hips, and accused, “You cannibalistic bastard!”
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