Dragon Love - Höllische Hochzeitsglocken (Aisling Grey #4)
Aisling and Drake are trying to get married but something always seems to go wrong. Proscribed, Bael is hounding Aisling to give him his sacrifices, Drake goes missing in Tibet, Fiat uses Aisling to support his call for war against the Green Dragons, and it's all just one big mess that her family is in London to witness. Fortunately, she finds U ...more
This was good without being fantastic, solid without being incredible.
I think the moments of pure what-the-fuckery are probably what kept me interested in this series, which completely contradicts why I didn't like it.
Let me explain.
The dialog is consistently unnatural, stilted and over-expository. There were too many "OMFG SHUT UP JIM/AISLING" moments for my liking. As for the plot, it often felt forced and cheesy with unfortunate frequency.
Despite all my gripes, this book is downrigh ...more
Surprisingly, my favorite character is Fiat. He's calculated, vindictive, ruthless, and composed. The type of personality one loves to hate. The only reason I dislike Fiat is because he was the root of many problems for Aisling and Drake regarding mates and the like. However, I don't really like Aisling, Drake, or Jim, so the Fiat problem was only an irritation - nothing to really get mad about.
Although Aisling and Drake have somewhat improved, I still can't believe that she is in her ...more
It seems weird throughout this series to vaguely elude to how much more powerful Aising is than she should be at this phase in her Guardian-ness, but there's never an explanation, never a back story about her family a ...more
Holy Smokes is the fourth and final book following the life and love of Aisling Grey (although I understand she and Drake will be pretty prominent characters in Katie MacAlister's new Silver Dragons series). This is a series of books you have to read in order for them to make any sort of sense. So, here's the order: You Slay Me, Fire Me Up, Light My Fire.
In this installment, Aisling and Drake are finally getting married, but as the book opens, Drake isn't showing up for the ceremo ...more
My only major qualm, in the end was that the books were too short and had too many editing errors to cost the price they cost for Kindle. If you are going to charge $7+ for a Kindle version of a book, it had better be longer than 400 page and be immaculate when it comes to editing, i ...more
The good: Characterization of certain endearing characters (i.e. Jim) remains consistent with the rest of the series.
The bad: Characterization of certain one dimensional hackneyed characters (i.e. Drake) remains consistent with the rest of the series. There is very little character growth through this series.
The same stale jokes are constantly recycled.
The world building, which was weak to start off with, doesn't improve with the addition of a second, third or fourth book.
The sex scenes, whi ...more
Oh Aisling, what a real cock up (in more ways then one haha) the past 6 months has ...more
My second time through reading this series and then reading my review from the first time, and basically, I still feel the same. Though, I think I was a bit too in to rereading these and just devoured all 4 books in a row. I think my only wisdom to myself would be to 'next time', if there is one... Don't do that. Don't read them in all one lump. Space them out and savor the quirky brilliance of Katie MacAlister. The snarky, witty humor, wacky characters, cr ...more
As usual, she puts Aisling the main character and her love Drake through hoops. She has all kinds of things happen to her most of her hijinks relate to the two of them trying to get married and having crises coming up which prevent said nuptials to take place. Reminds me a bit of Betsy fro ...more
Drake he worries about his woman but he does it in a macho, alpha sort of way, “where are you? Where have you been? Why have you not answered my calls?” Drake growled. “Rene and your uncle said you just disappeared on the street. Have you been harmed?” You would think Drake would learn by now that to get what he wants he needs to give his woman what she wants, “I would be perfectly happy to let you make wild, passionate, steamy dragon love to me, but first you have to answer a couple of question ...more
I feel like a few loose ends were wrapped up in this book - enough that I wonder if there will be another? I hope so. I feel like Aisling had too many pots on the fire - and it was hard as a reader to keep up with all the trouble she was in from so many directions.
Definetly a great series to read and I really love her t ...more
I love this series. I love the laughter and entertainment they bring to my life.The moment I finished this book I had my nose plant in the first book of Silver Dragons. I just can't get enough of this world and characters.
This book was good about half way and I was enjoying it as I did the previous books. But it totally got ruined after that. My biggest problem was Fiat. Throughout the series Fiat is cold and calculated villain, maybe little psychotic but defin ...more
I would be sorry that the series ended, but I have the next series about Silver dragons and Gabriel to keep me entertained.
And don't let the blurb mislead you. The story is not about him standing her up (they have four weddings in total), or him disappearing. There are sev ...more
A new Aisling Grey, Guardian, novel from the author of The Last of the Red-Hot Vampires
Drake Vireo, the green dragon of Aisling's dreams, is finally ready to make an honest woman of her-if she can ever get him to the altar. Being stood up cools Aisling's jets, but not her passion, which is a good thing when Drake disappears and it's up to Aisling to find him. At least her doggie demon Jim is always at her side. Just call him a Guardian's best friend.About the Author
Katie MacAlister lives in t...more
I actually wanted to read a bit more about her family but only her uncle was apparently worth writing about.
In the previous books I had nothing for Drake but now he kind of grows on me. It's not that I want him for myself (god no!) .... well.... maybe his body.... yeah, that would be all right but not the person himself.
Fiat is a really good bad guy. But sometimes I liked him more than Drake.... that's not good.
You love to hate Fiat but you also want ...more