This book was a fast read and basically consists of the main story and a short story afterwards. The main story, called Dragon Actually is the betterThis book was a fast read and basically consists of the main story and a short story afterwards. The main story, called Dragon Actually is the better of the two. Both are part fantasy, part romance, and part erotica because of the explicit sex scenes between the hero and heroine. There is also some low-key dominance in the 2nd one.
The plots are simple, but both stories are fun. The humorous dialog and dragon lore make reading them enjoyable. The sex is an added benefit if you enjoy that kind of writing. If not, you might want to skip this one....more
Wow, so much better than the first two books. I was riveted almost from the beginning. I had to stop and actually be productive during the 1st half buWow, so much better than the first two books. I was riveted almost from the beginning. I had to stop and actually be productive during the 1st half but once I hit the middle, I had to read the rest, almost all in one sitting. I'm afraid I neglected a few chores around the house. It's a good thing I made chili this morning in the crock pot so I was able to concentrate on the book.
All the characters are becoming much more interesting and there seems to be more of them. All the different factions vying for dominance, it literally makes my head swim. And yet, with all of it's paranormal elements, I could still follow it and the flow was good.
I'm glad I found this author with a little help from my friends and wonderful Goodreads. I am also enjoying her Highlander series. In the past, I've pretty much been avoiding all things paranormal, but like some fantasy and have read other books about fae and found them interesting. So here I am, being sucked in and loving it. I'm not guaranteeing I'll become a big vampire book fan, but am enjoying the fae immensely. I'm looking forward to reading the next one in the series.
Overall, I liked this book, but found it a little slow in places. Mac, our southern heroine, is funny and delightful at times, annoying about half theOverall, I liked this book, but found it a little slow in places. Mac, our southern heroine, is funny and delightful at times, annoying about half the time, and absolutely obsessed about fashion. At first I found the Jericho Barrons character very unlikeable, but he grew on me as his character developed throughout the book, and now having read the second in this series, he definitely has become more intriguing.
It's a good introduction to the series, and I have a feeling Mac will have to develop a thicker hide as the stories move along. Maybe she starts off annoying so we can see her character develop, as I'm sure it will. But can she keep the good parts of her personality while developing herself? I'll just have to wait and see. ...more
I read the book and listened to the audio at the same time. I'm not a big fan of her Anita Blake series, but for some reason I have been drawn to thisI read the book and listened to the audio at the same time. I'm not a big fan of her Anita Blake series, but for some reason I have been drawn to this series. I may have missed one, but I've pretty much read them all. I noticed some of the books were great and others were just so-so. This was one of the so-so ones. I'm not sure about the L.A. setting. I realize it's part of the series progression, but in some ways, it made the story bland in parts.
The reader of the audio book is Laurell Merlington. I have to say she does a very good job; Her voice is perfect for Merry's. The main trouble she has is with the men, but then there are so many of them. I didn't feel this detracted from the story in any way.
The only thing that irriated me was Merry's constant flow of information regarding the customs of her people, which sometimes she does to excess. And I can't seem to decide about the murder mystery. Did I like it? I just don't know yet. But all in all, I did enjoy the book, and would recommend the audio.
I really liked this book. The pictures the descriptions relate are very vivid, and yet I think this could have been achieved with a shorter book and aI really liked this book. The pictures the descriptions relate are very vivid, and yet I think this could have been achieved with a shorter book and a lot less words. It didn't really gain steam until well into the second half.
The subject of the Templars and the treasure has been done extensively, especially over the last few years. But I found this interpretation original enough to make the story interesting, and as the book was written over 10 years ago, this lends to the interest. I have not studied the subject intensely and perhaps those who have done so would not find this one unique. I can only say that I did, and it made the ending enjoyable.
I listened to the audio book, and the reading was a good one. However, given the length and wordiness of the story, I would probably recommend the book version. ...more