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Treasured by S.J. Himes
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something to breeze through and it’s sweet, a bit sexy and a HEA with dragons. Here you go! It’s got all that!

Treasured by S.J. Himes Is a 72 page fantasy romance which is about what my list-crammed, holiday strained brain can handle at the moment.

Short, sweet, easy mystery. Nothing complicated. Nice quick read..

Himes’ story about a Dragon ISO his forever Treasure and a young man in definite need of … well being said Treasure… is likable and sweet. I felt it had more promise than it’s 72 pages could deliver in fact.

Himes has the makings of a terrific little murder mystery here but not enough “time” or length to develop it. Instead we get something (a great start/weak explanation and ending) and someone (a nonsensical villain) that’s just doesn’t make much sense and feels contrived. Especially considering how strong a start it got and how it pulls the reader into being invested in a relationship between Alaric and Tarquin.

Had the author spent time here making this element more than a quick plot device and instead a deeper story thread to grow the main characters relationship, this could have been a very different book.

Same goes for Alaric’s mother and her drama which launches the story. It too never becomes the greatly emotional element it is supposed to be. And her story isn’t actually resolved as the house isn’t fixed snd all the bills aren’t paid and she’s sort of fading into the background.

So yes. There’s many wonderful elements at play but not many actually do more then show up and stand around. There’s just no time for them to do anything.

That’s a shame.

If you just want something to breeze through and it’s sweet, a bit sexy and a HEA with dragons. Here you go! It’s got all that! At 72 pages.
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November 27, 2021 – Shelved
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