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To Have & To Hold

(Dragon Shifters of Derkesthai Academy #1)

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Sometimes what you see is not what you get . . .

American-born heiress Cate Cooper would never have believed her sexy, stalwart English husband Grayson could be a monster of epic proportions until he shifts into a fire-breathing dragon right in front of her eyes. After several near-miss encounters with the dragon who almost kills her, Cate traps the beast using her own mag
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Kindle Edition, 90 pages
Published December 14th 2012 by ML Publishing
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The BookChick
My Rating: ❤❤❤❤
VERY GOOD: The characteristics of a heart book include: a great story; I loved the characters; and there was an interesting plot and unique story elements; there may have been a few odd things kept the story from being amazing. I would read it again and I would recommend it to a friend.
This book provided by NetGalley for an honest review.

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There are only a few instances where I read a novella and I am blown away by the story. I was pleasantly surprised to be absolutely
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Book Reading Gals
Oct 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Title: To Have and To Hold

Series: Derkesthai Dragon Mage (novella) Book 1

Author: Mackenzie Lucas

Genre: Romance

Blurb: American-born heiress Cate Cooper never believed her sexy, stalwart English husband of two years, Grayson, could be a monster of epic proportions until he shifted into a fire-breathing dragon right in front of her eyes. After several near-miss encounters with the dragon who almost killed her, Cate trapped the beast in the attic using her own magickal skills as spell-caster and an
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Snarky Mom
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of “To Have & To Hold” by Mackenzie Lucas to read in exchange for an HONEST review. This is a 90 page novella length story featuring magickal witches, mages and shapeshifting dragons, retailing at $2.99 (cha-ching!).

Cate & Grayson have been married four years; the first two will idyllic until his 38th birthday when he unexpectedly changed into a dragon. Since his first shift was so late in life, he wasn’t trained to control his dragon and inadvertently hurt Cate. She, i
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Carrie
Jan 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: calibre-library, 2014
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book starts and we dive right into the drama and action. Cate and her husband Grayson have spent the past year apart. Her, dealing with the repercussions of what could possibly have been an attempt on her life by her husband. Him, in his dragon shifter form, fighting for control while protected magically in the upstairs attic. Cate has been using Grayson's law partner, Michael, as a shoulder to cry on, but he wants more. After
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Mary Kirkland
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Cate Cooper has kept her husband locked away in a magical room in the attic for a year so he could get control of his dragon. But it's time to let the dragon out and face her husband.

Dragon shifter, Grayson finds himself in quite the bind. It seems that he can't control his dragon and his wife had to lock him in the attic for a year.

Grayson's law partner, Michael has been there for Cate while she's been dealing with things while her husband is otherwise engaged in a fight of wills with his dra
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Delia
Aug 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
This one was a netgalley find and a nice change of pace from all of the Nephilim books I have been reading. It is also the first book I have encountered which is about a Dragon mage, who I have gathered is able to weild magic and change into a dragon. I would think this kind of shifter would have it tough in modern days. Sure you can pretend your wolf husband is an oversized dog but how do you hide a dragon?
I guess the key is to be really rich and own enough land that no one can see you stretchi
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books are love
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was interesting and well written. The author draws you into the mele of activity and action. Grayson loves his wife immensely and is trying to becoming a better man/dragon. In the meantime Michael his partner and supposed friend is plotting to take his wife from him.

Cate is having trust issues and walks away from Grayson and goes to the states. While there she finds out something that changes everything. She is also in danger. As Grayson gets through the web of lies and reveal the truth abo
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Crystal
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing. I loved this book. Grayson and Cate has a love that can make it through anything even though they have to fight the dragon that is inside Grayson.

I hated that Michael ended up being a bad guy and wanted Cate for his own selfish reasons. Grayson and Cate are meant to be together. You can tell from the way they are with each other.

I haven't had the opportunity to read books by this author before and what I seen by this book I will be reading more. I hope I will get to read m
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Jaime
Jul 07, 2013 rated it liked it
This novella is short, but it is packed with action and drama. I liked that the leads were already married. They met fell in love, and now they are dealing with the aftermath of his lack of control over his Dragon. This book is a set up for a series of novella’, and while there is a lingering mystery the ending is not a cliffhanger. I liked Cate and that after a year of dealing with a Dragon when Grayson didn’t seem to be truly remorseful she didn’t take his crap. I look forward to the next inst ...more
Margaret Sholders
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I liked the direction this story took. It is my first time reading one of Mackenzie's books so I didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. Who knew there is a dragon shifter union-so to speak. Then they are mostly friendly and living among humans. I personally love dragons. Just ask the 40 or so that live on my shelves. This is part of a series so I hope I get to find out if Grayson and Cate can solve their difficulties. If you like dragons you should add this book to your collecti ...more
Carlene
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this story because not just the odds were against the hero and heroine being together, but the rules! I fell in love with the hero, Grayson, because he's so protective while at the same time constantly on the edge of losing his humanity and hurting the ones he loves. Oh, so good!
LaGina
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great read. Author pulls you into the story.
Brenda Freeman
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this first time author's novella. Can't wait to read others from her. If you enjoy paranormal romances, give her a try.
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Mackenzie Lucas is an avid reader of genre fiction. She writes contemporary and paranormal romance. She loves a good story, whether it’s an erotic short, a full-length romance novel, or the narrative slice-of-life found in country music. In any story, emotional integrity and authenticity are most important to her as well as a big dose of romping hot sexual tension. She enjoys smart-mouthed, sexy h ...more

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