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The Rookie

(Fire's Edge #2)

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To escape exile, Aidan Paytah has had to prove himself worthy. Every second of every damn day. He fought with everything he had to earn his precarious place on the Huracán team of dragon shifter enforcers. He can't fail or afford distractions, no matter how temptingly sweet. Total loyalty to the clans and dedication to his team is the only way.

Sera Morrison lost her parent
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ebook, 401 pages
Published April 22nd 2019 by Entangled Publishing LLC (Amara)
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Dianne
Grab the asbestos gloves, because Abigail Owen is about to scorch your senses with some sexy dragon shifters and some sizzling romance in the THE ROOKIE. Only a very special few are destined to be dragon mates and the last thing Sera needed was to have very hot dreams about Aidan, she has loved and lost and fears ever loving again. Little does she know, Aidan has some pretty intense feelings for her, too, but his past and his struggle to belong in his clan make him feel less than worthy of findi ...more
Marta Cox
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
Next up in this very different series is the book that pulls Aidan and Sera together. Well actually that isn't exactly right as when this story begins Sera has decided to sell her winery and move far away from the Dragons in order to protect her son Blake and give them both a saner and much safer life. Her pretend indifference to Aidan is cracking however and unknown to them all there's a danger to Sera and Blake that none saw coming. Life with fiery Dragons is about to get even more complicated ...more
Jewlsbookblog
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy smokes! The Boss was a great read, but The Rookie was flipping fantastic! Always an underdog it seems, Aidan had so much working against him from the start and I couldn’t resist cheering every time something good came his way. Sera was a perfect match with her nurturing tendencies and fiery personality and her son, Blake was like mini-Aidan the way he tried emulating him. Because of Aidan’s background, I was already rooting for him as the only choice to be Sera’s match over the rest. What c ...more
SheLove2Read
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, shifters
Pretty close to 4 stars. I liked this much more than The Boss. VERY much hoping there's a story down the road for Lindy! ...more
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars

This is book 2 of the series but would be ok to read as a stand alone. I am one for following in order and you certainly would miss some of the set up for this story if you don't read the first book.

I love when an author can take the mythology and give us anew twist. Love that these dragon shifters are 'fire fighters'. What better cover--right? We meet Sean and Sera in the first book, There is something happening in the dragon world. What they thought they knew or were told about mates
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Elizabeth Neal
Aidan, a dragon shifter, is tired of having to prove himself every single day, but he knows his position as an enforcer is still shaky despite showing that he's worthy of it over and over again. In order to maintain his role, he must be completely focused on it and nothing else...but the distraction threatening to steal his attention just might be worth it.

Things can change so quickly, something Sera can attest to. Not only did she lose her parents, but her husband as well, and now she's a singl
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Sherry Fundin
Woo Hoo! Back with the smoking hot dragons and I am ready for some romance. I loved The Boss and met Sera. She became a character I wanted to know better and Abigail Owen made it happen.

She has a secret, one even she doesn’t know and I aim to learn it. I may know some of what’s coming, but I can’t wait to learn al the details.

The Rookie is high in suspense with a slow BURNING romance. At times Abigail Owen had me doubting it would happen. Now that’s some great writing, making me question what I
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BookWormAli
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So Ms Abigail Owen does it for me!
I like Dragon shifter books but lately they have all seemed so similar that I haven't picked one up. This was refreshing. I thought the plot was interesting but was concerned if would end up wooden, girl meets destined mate, mate denies girl for job, politics get involved...It wasn't!

Ms Owen introduces a new version of Dragon clans and caste system. It was intriguing and I found myself feeling for not only Sera but for Aiden as well. I liked that they both wer
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Christina
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

Suspenseful? Check. Intriguing? Check. Ridiculously hot and steamy? Check, check and for extra points, check! I just can't get enough of these Dragon Shifter Enforcers!!!!

Aiden, aka the Rookie, has finally made a name for himself within the Enforcers. It seems like it's been forever, but he's proven himself worthy not only as a friend, but a co-worker who's earned his way in the Enforcer family. After being orphaned and cons
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Mary Kirkland
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Aidan is a dragon shifter and a firefighter. Who better to fight fires than a dragon shifter? He's on a team of the firefighter enforcers who are kind of like police for dragons in their territory.

The Mating Council helped women who were destined to be dragon mates. But not all dragons thought they were a good idea or were doing the right thing for the women. The Enforcers reported to the Alliance Council who governed the dragons.

Sera is a single mother with a young son. She also ran a winery a
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Rolé
Apr 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Aiden Paytah is a dragon shifter who has been very focused in becoming a permanent part of the team of enforcers. He can’t afford distractions, and that is exactly what Sera Morrison is. She owns a local winery and after the loss of her parents and her husband, it’s just her and her son. Sera is getting tired of living in fear of constant danger around the dragons, and wants to move away. Aiden and Sera have a very steamy relationship in their dreams, but in real life they try to stay away from ...more
Eva Millien
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Star Rookie!  
Aidan Paytah has had to prove himself worthy every second of every day and has fought with everything he had to earn his precarious place on the Huracán team of dragon shifter enforcers. After having lost her parents and husband, single mother Sera Morrison runs her family winery alone but nothing could have prepared her for the discovery that she is a dragon mate. With the Alliance Council wanting to use Sera as a political pawn, Aidan has no choice but to kidnap her even though
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Rookie by Abigail Owen is book Two in the Fire's Edge Series. This is the story of Sera Morrison and Aidan Paytah. I have read the previous books but feel you could make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Aidan hasn't had the best of lives but he is a dragon shiftier, that has been working toward being a part of the enforcers. In addition he has been attracted to Sera and dreaming of her but no further. because he thinks as a orphan dragon he would not be bless with Sera. Sera lost
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Linda Romer
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews, favorites
Loved The Rookie! This book was great, I really enjoyed Aidan's story. I love the Huracan Enforces, a great team of Dragon Shifters. These men are strong, brave and protective. Aidan and Sera along with Sera's son Blake were great characters and I loved reading their story. I can't wait to read the next book.

I give The Rookie 5 stars for its great story.
I would recommend this book to Paranormal Romance Fans.
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Shahla's World
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I highly recommend for people who like fast-paced paranormal romance/fantasy novels. This series is a lot of fun, and I can't wait for the next installment!

Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.
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Valencia
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, ebook, dragons, owned
This was the sweetest story! I want to see more of this storyline. Especially with young Blake. I’m happy to say I pegged Hall and Titus right. Im unhappy with where their stories led, but I’m interested in seeing how the author proceeds.
Meghan Lloyd
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am so excited to return to the Fire's Edge series with this book! The first book, The Boss, provided a great introduction to all the characters and the fantasy world of firefighting dragons. Really, the second book could have focused on any of the characters from the first book, and I would have been happy. However, I am so thrilled that this book told Sera and Aiden's story, because it was so intriguing when they first met. The reader could immediately feel the connection between them, and th ...more
Julie
I’ve read both the previous books “boss and the mate”. And to be honest, I think you need to read them in order.

Aidan was an orphan, and dragons don’t look too kindly on orphans, too many go rogue. Being in Finn’s Huracan’s team is all Aidan wants, well not all he wants.... Sera had been on his mind since they met months ago. But she’s not on his plan, he wants to show the council that an orphan dragon is just as capable of being a valuable members the community as a dragon brought up with fami
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Tracey
Aidan and Sera's story.

This is book 2 of this dragon-shifter/firefighter series and its flaming good!

Sera and Aidan noticed each other in book 1 and since then they have both been having erotic dreams about each other but neither will make a move when they are awake.

Aiden is the rookie, he had no clan so joined with the firefighters, he feels he has to prove himself more than the others and that this makes him not good enough for Sera, until something happens.

Sera is shocked by the turn of event
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Questian
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-to-read
The 2nd book of the series. And it is the Rookie that has his own HEA...

I was actually was expecting the older ones to have their book. I really like this book. I was not disappointed.

I look forward to what will happen to the other people in the book and if he will be part of the team once more.

@AOwenBooks will Drake have his own HEA? pretty please!!!

Soo love it!
InD'tale Magazine
The novel has an interesting plot and the author has created their own world of dragon shifters with a council, guards and different other aspects.

Read full review in the 2019 June issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Romance4thebeach
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
It’s pretty clear to us readers that Sera isn’t just your average widow looking to protect her young son, Blake. She’s a dragon mate, and her mate is Aidan. Bada boom bada bing. No mystery there. That being said, it’s still a fun ride to see the process of Sera and the rest of the Huracán enforcers discover the truth of what she really is. Something I really appreciated about this book was that it added some surprise elements which truly distinguished it from the previous two novels in the serie ...more
Sonja
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars
I didn't quite enjoy this one as much as the first one. The beginning wasn't all that exciting and I'm not sure how much I liked how it all ended. But I loved the mystery behind who was really the one killing the mates and after Sera now. I can't even tell you how many times I went back and forth between who it could have been. We also get more of Rune and I'm starting to like the guy. He's not actually a bad guy, but that mantel was thrust on him by politics. In fact, the more I learn,
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Olivia
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
"The Rookie" is a fun paranormal romance that follows dragon shifters. In this world, dragon shifters are divided by colors with kings and legislative bodies ruling their lives. Groups of dragons made up of different colors work together on teams to fight any supernatural fires set by rogue dragons. The Rookie, Aidan, is one such dragon, working on the same team which was featured in the first book. Dragons are almost entirely male, and the few females that exist are sterile.

Most dragons would
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Patty
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 in the Fire’s Edge series, it focuses on Aidan and Sera’s story and oh what a beautiful story it is. Sera is Delaney’s best friend and the owner of the winery. She is also a single mother, having been widowed in the beginnings of her son Blake’s life. She is strong and very independent, but as of lately things seem out of character for her. She feels like she is missing something. Maybe the dreams are what she is missing.

Aidan, an orphaned dragon, taken in before he became rogue, has work
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Ana Rocha
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: meh, let-me-down, why, what, action
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I haven't read the first book in this series, but I didn't feel like that had an important impact on my reading experience.


I was excited about this book when I read the blurb. I’ve been fascinated with dragons ever since I was very young, so it seemed like this would be my cup of tea. Unfortunately, it didn’t fully meet my expectations.
“The Rookie” is undeniably an original story and it had a ver
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Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've been waiting for the chance to read this book since I read the first in the series last year. It didn't disappoint. This time we have the story of one of the younger members of the group, Aiden. While the first book dealt with the leader Finn, Aiden is at the other end of the scale. Part of the same clan as Finn and his brother Fallon, Aiden is also an outsider. His parents were killed some years before and as orphans are often mistrusted, Aiden is doing everything to ensure that he can bec ...more
Book Snob Sue
Ya’ll remember the Facebook messenger mishap, basically I hadn’t received some of my messages, one of which was a book I had won from Abigail Owen. She was awesome about it, and still gave me the book, to which I sent a virtual fruit basket and also got an awesome book. Got me hooked on the whole series, I mean dragon shifter firefighters...am I right. So, I wanted to thank her and now my addiction is real.

So this is Aiden’s book, he is the rookie of the one of the dragon enforcer teams. Their
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Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

THE ROOKIE will grab your attention, your emotions and even your heart as we return to these dragons undercover as firefighters for Aidan and Sera’s romance.

Although Aidan has done everything possible to secure his place within this clan, this team he still feels he must be on constant guard to hold that place. There are changes coming to his dragon world and not all of those are the good kind. He’s fighting to hold his position, he’s also fighting his attraction to S
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Krystal M
Dec 16, 2020 rated it liked it
This is more of a 3.5 than a full on three but I couldn’t put it at a 4. Now hear me out.... this book wasn’t bad. It was fairly good, however it was not what I was expecting and the way it played out wasn’t my favorite.

I’ve said before that I started way late in this series and am now backtracking. Things are making way more sense now but this portion of the series is less decisive than is it with the Inferno Rising series.

For a group so invested in the notion of true mates that all love denyin
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