Again, looking at all the good reviews, I thought this would be a fun listen!. The premise was good, started off well, but very shortly went downhill. Couldn't even finish it. Sigh, another credit wasted!
I bought this book because of the great reviews here on Audible, but I just can't seem to get pass the first chapter. I really want to like it, probably cause the cover is hot! LOL! My star ratings at this point are not really a reflection of my opinion of the whole book. I think the narrator is my problem. I have tried 4 different times to listen to it, and I cannot tell you what I heard. My listening "trick" for off-putting narrators (I pretend someone I respect is telling the tale) isn't working with this one...yet, cause I keep shutting it off from boredom. I listen to audiobooks while I'm working, house cleaning, relaxing, or driving, so I do usually "engage" with the listening experience. I will try it one more time, and if I can't tolerate it to at least the fifth chapter, I will know it's not the right choice for me, though it seemed to be the right choice for many others.
I'm a dragon fan and am always looking for books where the dragons are the good guys, and if they operate autonomously instead of acting as a steed for some human hero, that's even better. I was surprised to find there are 4 or 5 series available on Audible where shape-shifting dragons in human form have relationships with human or at least non-dragon women. I'm not usually into the "romance novel" genre, but I couldn't resist the autonomous dragons (even though it sucks they mostly stay human).
The first series I tried was by Katie MacAlister. I like it for the humor, but the "dragons" just feel like humans with a high libido, dominance issues, and a lot of "power". The relationships feel forced and unnatural and the sex scenes feel gratuitous. I've only read two books but the "dragons" never even bother to shift into dragon form.
This is all different with Thea's first book. You get to "see" the handsome bronze and black dragon outside the human shell a few times, and the relationship he has with Pia actually makes sense and progresses in a believable fashion. Her instant attraction to him still seems odd and reminiscent of Katie's books, but she doesn't just jump on him the first time he shows interest. When they do mate, it's actually quite erotic, and the sex scenes happen at logical times instead of feeling thrown in (mostly). Further, this dragon is a surprisingly good lover, unlike Katie's dragons who are simply dominant and selfish in bed with the women still loving it for no logical reason.
So, if you like dragons or romance novels, this one's definitely worth your time.
Nurse working at being a nurse practitioner. The only way I have time to read for pleasure is audio books while I drive to work. I have always liked audio books.
This has got me hooked on the series. I will be listening to more of these. Very descriptive of the people and the surroundings. There are lots of twists and turns to follow. Very erotic descriptions.
You can hear the hummor in story better in Auido of this story. Great job.
I like a lot of hummor, there is not enough of it in the world for me. This story has it in the right spots.
When the lady/??? beats the stuffing out of the bodygaurds.
cant say would give away to much of the book.
don't play out load around kids.
I'm an avid reader, and a newly avid listener. I work alot of hours and books are my escape, whether on paper or audio!!
"Dragon Bound" was okay. I have a feeling if I would have read it and been able to imagine the voices, I might have been able to enjoy the story a little more. I wasn't completely taken with the narrator's performance. There is a part of me that feels bad only giving it three starts because the synopsis really made me feel like I was going to get into this story more.....It just didn't quite hit the mark for me.
This book seems to me like it would only appeal to females, and in particular, probably only heterosexual females. If there was a specific genre, or a genre qualification to indicate that fact, it might help potential readers avoid time spent discovering the fact for themselves. I suppose one might use the fact that the author is female, and the majority of reviewers are also female, but that takes too much time. This book was a waste of time for me.
No, but it has definitely turned me off from other books by this author!
I wouldn't be so eager to cut scenes perhaps, but rather add a balance of scenes that could be appreciated equally from either a male/female and straight/gay perspective.
fast, sexy & laughs
"Peanut" you will have to listen to enjoy the moment
Not my favorite. The story, dialogue and sexyness of characters carry the book
yes as it was a fast listen.
the book was fast pace so it made up for the reader "Valley Girl voice"
I have listeded to Dragon Bound several times, it is my favorite of the series