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Smoke Signals by Meredith Katz
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it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, c-dragon, lgbt-gay-main, lgbt-main, ship-mm-main, rated-5-stars, read-in-2018, g-modern-fantasy

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I received a copy through NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.

#IndieAthon is off to a great start, because wow, this book was amazing.

It’s not often that you find videogames, customer service, Black Friday sales and real, actual dragons in the same story, but Smoke Signals certainly ticks all those boxes. There’s also an adorable romance, cultural differences that lead to awkwardness, dragon lore incorporated into modern human culture, communication about boundaries, knitting and cooking shows…

Honestly, I adored this story from the beginning to the end. First, I related to Mike’s customer service job and his difficult customers, and later I was pulled in by the gradually developing relationship between him and Zali’thurg. I also spent most of it grinning ear-to-ear – there are quite a few humorous parts or comments, and some really sweet gestures coming from both love interests.

While there is a quite explicit sex scene, even that is intriguing in terms of cultural differences, and Zali’thurg’s, well, dragonness. While he has a pseudohuman form that he often uses around Mike, I appreciated that this form wasn’t fully human and Zali’thurg still retained several characteristics of his species.

I understand that romance with a non-human character may not be for everyone, but personally, Smoke Signal was one of my favourite reads of the year.

My rating: 🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉/5
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Reading Progress

February 27, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
February 27, 2018 – Shelved
March 1, 2018 – Started Reading
March 2, 2018 – Shelved as: favorites
March 2, 2018 – Shelved as: c-dragon
March 2, 2018 – Shelved as: lgbt-gay-main
March 2, 2018 – Shelved as: lgbt-main
March 2, 2018 – Shelved as: ship-mm-main
March 2, 2018 – Shelved as: read-in-2018
March 2, 2018 – Shelved as: rated-5-stars
March 2, 2018 – Finished Reading
July 14, 2018 – Shelved as: g-modern-fantasy

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