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Dragons Prefer Blondes (Caruthers Sisters #2)

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Second in the paranormal series featuring the Caruthers sisters, party girls who save the world-between cocktails.

Alex Caruthers is a sassy socialite who knows when it's time to turn in her dancing shoes and kick some serious dragon booty. But when Ginjin-the dragon warrior who's tried to kill her numerous times-chooses her
Paperback, 306 pages
Published July 7th 2009 by Berkley (first published July 7th 2008)
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3.5 stars. This was an enjoyable follow-up to The Demon King and I. Lighthearted, this featured Alex (the Caruther sister aligned to the dragons), who was trying to get to the bottom of several recent cases of human kidnappings. Of course, since this was chick lit, there was a little bit of romance mixed in. I'm not sure if the author is continuing this series, but I have to say, I enjoyed it more than her Bronwyn series.

Fun, fun, fun, fun! It's true, this is a fun book, which is why I am recommending it and the first book in the series, The Demon King and I, to all of you! I reviewed the Demon King and I as a guest blog over at Ramblings of a Book Bitch, I said then that this was indeed a case of judging a book by it's cover and it is true. I love the covers of both books and the books inside are just as good! Dragons Prefer Blondes follows the dangerous life of Alex Caruthers, and trust me it is a dangerous li
I almost didn't bother with this second Caruthers Sisters book since I was so disappointed with The Demon King and I. But in the end I'm glad I did. Dragons Prefer Blonds was much better. Possibly simply because much of the premise was established in book one so more of the story could be dedicated to Alex and her adventures and less to describing the family's basic awesomeness.

I still felt like there was some shaky plotting going on. Bailey was said to have invented so much that I was left wond
Amanda Kimball
This was a fun witty read. Al is a great heroine, I just felt this novel lacked some heat that the precious had in truckloads. I loved Jake and their relationship, I just felt that the synopsis made the book out to be more of a love triangle (dragon, Al, Jake) where I felt the whole dragon proposal was just and added tidbit thrown in to set up the actual romance. I wanted her to be a little more attracted to the dragon or at least have more tension after her refusal. I felt it just lacked the pu ...more
I like Candace Havens, and I particularly like the two Caruthers sisters books I've read. Dragons Prefer Blondes focuses on Alex, who, as one of the four Guardian Keys [and her sisters], is responsible for keeping the Dragons in line.

Alex has her hands full, between the big-time incursion of evil trying to take over the world, a Dragon king who's demanding she become his mate, and, probably most terrifying for Alex - the job of planning the wedding of the century for her rich, spoiled, indecisi
Not as good as the first book in this series. This guardian is so reckless and egotistical she is a terrible guardian. She is also verbally abusive to both those she loves and those she hates. She also changed her hair color only to match the title which has no bearing on the story since neither the dragon nor the other romantic interest mention a preference for blonds. So what was wrong with her black hair?
Rating 4 Wine Glasses

I really love this series! It is fun, light, easy to read, and then men are always just so darn hot. The Caruther sisters are smart, capable, stubborn, and can kick some *ss in their Guardian roles. They are all very well balanced with 2 careers (far more than I would be) and even though they are all drop dead gorgeous, they seem to have the same insecurities all us normal gals have. Favorite things about this book: The Dragons are nasty, the leading guy is smart/sexy/vulner
This series is lighthearted and fun, but there is an illogical basis for the world (despite the overt illogic of a fantasy landscape, lol) which bugs me: The main characters, sisters who are superhero Guardians, are wealthy socialites that teleport all over the globe even though they are followed by paparazzi everywhere. For example, you can't just go to Spain and out on the town when you were spotted in NYC that afternoon; not and avoid being found out in short order. On occasion, yes, but not ...more
liked this one - good follow to book #1, lots of fighting & injuries, but nice to have a strong security fellow backing you up in everything!
Dragon slayer Alex Caruthers has her hands full when dragon warrior Ginjin proposes. She’s busy fighting his buddies on several fronts and worried about the evil Manteros clan. So what’s a girl to do when she decides her head security guy Jake is a hottie? Ask him to pose as her boyfriend, of course, so Ginjin will believe she’s already taken. Caring for Jake proves a distraction, though, when their pretend relationship turns into reality. A fun, fast-paced romp that will leave a smile on your f ...more
Back into the world of dragons and magic but this time the book focuses on one of the other sisters. Alex has to help stop the evil from swallowing up her world but somehow the dragon leader who doesn't like her very much is tied up in all of it. Then he asks Alex to marry him which isn't going to happen so she makes up a lie about having a boyfiend, Jake one of her security guards. Well Jake says he will help and then to both of their surprise the sparks fly between them.
I really enjoyed the this book - the second in the series. Candace Havens writes strong, entertaining, sassy women. My only complaint is that I read her books too quickly and then have to wait too long for the next book. Her books are light, funny and enjoyable. I attended another of the author's book signings on 7/11/09 - she is a very warm, personable and funny person who takes the time to really talk with all of her fans.
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This is a seriously funny writer. I love her witty repartee. This series with the three sisters who live in a family that's essentially Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a clan is pretty great. I like the characters in this book and I liked the conflict. I recommend this book to people who like their paranormal romance with a bit snarkiness.
Celeste Thayer
This novel has a consistent, if over the top, storyline. It's a cute romance with a badass magic wielding heroine who falls in love with one of her employees. She also name drops like a madwoman (Prada, Subzero, etc!)

It was cute, and very easy to read - I finished it in less than 36 hours, even though it's nearly finals.
This is the first book from Candace Havens I have read. I enjoyed it. She writes a kick butt heroine who has compassion and a lot of skill. And apparently hardly ever has to sleep. I zipped right through this superbly crafted world of demons, dragons and fairies. A great read and a lot of fun.
Jul 31, 2009 Sarah rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone who loves a wild ride
so this is the second book in the series and i have to say i really liked it. the characters are fun the plot is simple and really the books are cute. i think in this case the book is exactly like the cover it is really a great book i would recommend to any of my friends
Mary Lea
Okay.. I love this author! I love everything she writes. The cover of the book is a little cheesy and it threw me off a bit (never judge a book by it's cover!!!) but it was really cute and fun! I would recommend this author to anyone!
The Caruthers sisters fight dragons, demons, and whatever else comes their way while each searches for her own happily ever after.
Enjoyable afternoon spent - what I've come to expect from Candace Havens. Very quick, fun read.
Katharine Sadler
I am not a fan of paranormal romance, but I picked this up because I thought it might be funny. It wasn't, but it was fun, like a B-movie can be fun. I thought the dialogue was ridiculously cheesy at times.
Jenny Delandro
can stand alone but it does reference previous book
alex get injured a lot
Alex and Jake get together
hinted mira and graves (possibly next book)
'baby ' sister claire not really talked about much
This is the second in the series, and like the first, this book is cute and fun. A perfect choice for a relaxing day at the beach (provided you have one nearby)!
Lori Whitwam
Fun fun fun. The Caruthers sisters and their world(s) are pure entertainment. Enough plot and danger to keep it from being ridiculous, but a good reading time.
Fun. Witty. Snarky.

We get to know more of the Caruthers and the paranormal world in this book that is centered on Alex and Jake.
Not as good as the first one but still good. She kept to the storyline in the first book which was awesome.
This was a re-read for me. I like these books and hope she writes books for the other two sisters.
Hilariously bad. Too bad that there isn't a rating for "B books" because it would get five stars.
Christine Hayes
Was ok.Even though I didn't the first one,I never felt lost.
Angela Haas
I really liked the first of this series better then this one.
Nikki Duncan
I have an advanced copy so I can do promo. I'm lucky. :)
It was terrible, but I can't pretend I didn't enjoy it.
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Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly, Like A Charm, The Demon King and I and Dragons Prefer Blondes. She has also written four books for Harlequin's Blaze line, including Take Me If You Dare, She Who Dares, Wins, Truth and Dare, and The Model Marine. Candace's work is also featured in Spir ...more
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