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The Dragon Who Loved Me

(Dragon Kin #5)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  9,550 ratings  ·  412 reviews
Come on, barbarian, light my fire…

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
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Stacey is Sassy

Very entertained...once I settled in

I needed an escape from reality and I definitely got that with The Dragon Who Loved Me. I love escaping to another world where dragons come in different shapes and colours. Wars are fought for power and everlasting love spans centuries.

It's been a wee while since I've read a Dragon Kin instalment and I was completely lost in the first half. I had decided to treat myself to a copy of the kindle and the audio. Unfortunately, I struggled with the audio. I
Feb 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Feb 15, 2011 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,
Shannon C.
Feb 07, 2011 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
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: genre-pnr-uf
4.5 stars!
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
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Audio Jan. 2019:My love for the Dragon Kin series started with this book, The Dragon Who Loved Me. I didn't know when I picked up this book back in 2012 that it was the 5th book in the series. This novel made me fall in love with the series and deiced to read from book 1 to the end, and I did.

Here is where the narration change comes in from Hollie Jackson to Morgan Hallett. I wasn't found of this change, but eventually I got use to it. It took time for me to get into Morgan Hallett's narration
Ren Puspita

Part of my binge re-read of Dragon Kin to refresh my memory, since I read The Dragon Who Loved Me almost 4 years ago. This is the weeks of the dragon in my humble abode, you all! And I hope I don't make you tired with all my Dragon Kin updates, because, I find that re-read an ongoing series is a one of best reading experience I've ever read. You may see some memes that stated "it's only I can read an awesome book for the first time, again". Guess what? Re-read is not bad! It's will
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
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
Sep 08, 2011 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
Oct 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perfect blend of the old characters you come to love and Vighoff and Rhona's budding romance. Aiken created the most dysfunctional family in the world and they just happen to be hilarious, shape shifting, warrior dragons.
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!

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
Alexia Chantel
May 16, 2011 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
Apr 02, 2012 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.

Kari Kaz
Aug 25, 2014 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.
Kathy Davie
Fifth in the Dragon Kin hysterically funny paranormal romance fantasy series revolving around a family of shapeshifting dragons and their friends. The couple focus is on Vigholf, Ragnar's brother, and Rhoan, the Sergeant of the Cadwaladrs.

My Take
I love the sarcastic comments that Aiken throws in about the Northland dragons and how it only takes five years of battling alongside the Southland female dragons for the Lightnings to learn to hold their tongues. They still can't resist stepping in to
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rhona and Vig ...more
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 30, 2011 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
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
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, ...more
Veronica 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.
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5, but I'm rounding up because more Annwyl!
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: group-challeng
I really enjoyed this series. I'm glad its not just focus on the couple but other endearing characters. It's an easy read, full of humour and excitement. Highly to the next one.
Tanya Davis
Feb 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Onward in my quest to devour the Dragon Kin series. This is book 5 in the series and features Rhona the Fearless from the Cadwaladr clan and Vigholf the Abhorrent from the Northlander's Lightnings.

The Lightnings have also kind of worshipped their females, so fighting this war with the Cadwaladr females has been kind of hard for them. Vigholf has this overwhelming urge to protect "the Babysitter" Rhona. Needless to say, he irritates her to no end. When he accompanies her on an assignment, she is
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome series

I absolutely adore this series. TDWLM was more violent than the last couple of books. There were a lot of big battle scenes reminiscent of Game of Thrones. Often I find this a turnoff but it worked perfectly in this book. A new character was introduced whom I hope I will encounter in future chronicles.

Rhona was a refreshing character. She's so different from the other females yet she's the most relatable for me. I love her work ethic and her concern for her sisters.

Vigolf is my
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A.K.A. Shelly Laurenston

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

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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!”
“I’ve grown ridiculously fond of you, and I’m not sure I can ever forgive you for that.” -Rhona” 51 likes
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