Half human and half Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful---and passionate---of the Elder Races.
As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they've ignited in one another.
©2011 Teddy Harrison (P)2011 Tantor
"This is an outstanding blend of romantic suspense and urban fantasy with great storytelling and world building, extremely sensuous scenes that move the story arc along, and characters [listeners] will be reluctant to leave." (Booklist)
I did finish it, and it did have some interesting moments...so, yah.
Sophie's Dagos voice sounded like a teenage boy's most of the time. Also, I did like how she read some of the lines. If I was reading the book, some of the lines she 'acted' wouldn't have been spoken that way in my head.
This is the second time I've listened to the story. I'm going back over my audiobooks and writing reviews I didn't at first or that audible lost. So here it goes.
Pia is blackmailed into stealing from Dragos' hord, he hunts her down. They spend time together on the 'road' and she ends up at his place, under his protection. They have some steamy moments, she has to prove herself to some of his men/women before they respect her, P and D argue several times over his attitude throughout the book, she gets kidnapped, she nearly dies while getting saved and they get engaged.
There are a couple of details that I left out, like what she changes into and why she leaves the building before she gets kidnapped, so I don't ruin some of the surprises.
All in all, I liked the book better the first time around. I see so many flaws this second time around... or maybe it's that I have listened to so many MORE books since then, that I have a broader base to rate it on.
First of all, I noticed Dragos' voice took on a sullen boyish tone when talking to Pia, and a spoiled brat tone when ordering everyone else around. This is where I mentioned that IF I had read the book the scenes wouldn't have seemed so bad. I did say a line or two in my head and found the scenes weren't bad, just 'acted' out poorly by the narrator.
Second, Pia talks to Dragos like a mother would to a child at times. How old is he??? Very old. Pia is the reasonable voice in the group that has to calm the beast having a temper tantrum over various things (his hord, Pia being hurt, Pia being touched, etc.) I know D is a dragon and not a man, but I had a hard time relating to his character when I wanted him to act more like a man than a boy.
Third, Pia has to teach him about relationships, which causes several fights. It was getting on my nerves close to the end of the book. I know that relationship are work, but the relationship has just started, they should be in the 'infatuation' stage, they shouldn't have to work this hard this early on. It doesn't give me the idea they are totally in love.
I do want to end on a positive note. I did enjoy the story. It was unpredictable in many spots. This is a definate read for the person who likes paranormal romance. The story focuses in on their relationship and doesn't get in the epic story realm. Very easy to follow.
This book sat in my wish list for quite some time. After having read the reviews many times I finally decided to buy it. The book started of painfully slow and I put it down a couple of times but after ten minutes I found I was picking it back up again. If you can get through the first 10 chapters then you will be pleasantly surprised. There were times in the book that I wished the author used different anatomical names but oh well.
Sophie Eastlake's narrations was just okay. My impression of a person that has lived since the dawn of time would have the vernacular that encompasses said time length. Sophie at times makes the protagonists mate sound like an errant teenager.
Being that I was surprised as I was by the end of this book I believe i will purchase the next in the series.
The love and the action....and the magic.
When Draco confessed his love for her that moved me.
I would so recommend this book and I have.
I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)
Love the creativity and mystery and ofcourse hot primal attraction.
another love dragon story I read was Fury of Fire and Fury of Ice, but I enjoyed this one more.
I kinda like the stuck up sound of Ariel
The Dragon will always find you
just started the series looking forward to the rest of the books
I only read these kinds of books when I'm too busy to put the brain time into something more epic. So I can't rave like some of the other reviewers, but I will say - for a short time escape from reality...I liked it. I think the following books can be predicted but if I need another book like this I would consider purchasing the next one.
Say something about yourself!
This wasn't a bad book, but if you've read very many paranormal/sci-fi/fantasy romance novels, you'll be able to predict this storyline about 1/4 of the way through the first half of the book. It's decently written and decently narrated. The story is ok and the sex scenes are ok. It's engaging enough, but it wasn't a stand out. I'm not sure if I'll get any of the other books in the series.
Loved the Performance on this audio book, which is only backed by a very well defined and crafted world of dragons, griffins, elves. We are taking the initial journey with the main character Pia and Dragos' and cannot wait to see what happens next!
It was funny and had a great story line.
The dragon himself. Because how could you hate someone who tries to enjoy life so hard.
The scene where dragos finds out what love really feels like.
I made me laugh out loud.
Very entertaining! I would gladly listen to it again and want to get the rest of the series.
I've never read/listen to this author before and I must say that I'm pleasantly surprised with this book. Definitely hooked on this series and can't wait for my next credit to get book number 2. Thea has given her characters a witty humor that kept me laughing and I can't wait to see how her characters continue to grow in the next books.
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