No warrior of the Nightfury pack is more complicated or damaged than Wick. Scarred from a childhood of slavery and torture, Wick cannot bear the touch of another person. But all bets are off when he meets J. J. Solares. When she is unjustly imprisoned, Wick agrees to help rescue and keep her from harm. But Wick lives a life of self-imposed isolation, and venturing into the world to seek justice for J. J. may be more than he can take.
Brutalized by the harsh reality of prison, J. J. thinks she is hallucinating when a majestic dark-haired god sweeps in to save her - and Wick is shaken to his core by the attraction he feels for J. J. But neither is out of harm's way yet. When they find themselves at the center of a Dragonkind war, they are forced to make the ultimate choice - surrender to their fears or accept each other's love.
©2013 Coreene Callahan (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.
I've been following the Dragonfury Series from the beginning, and I would suggest you do the same. Given I know the history, it's hard to judge if this book would stand alone or not, but I'm guessing not. The books in this series have a very heavy story line arc that continues from book to book.
Wick is a loose cannon, and I have a "thing" for the loose cannon heroes. Badder than bad boys, this type is truly on the edge. Think Zadist from JR Ward's Brotherhood series, Zarek from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series. Every paranormal series seems to have a loose cannon in the mix, and they're always my favorite. Not sure what that says about me, but it gave me rather high expectations for this book, and Coreene almost delivered a home run. Almost, but not quite.
In the previous book, we learned of JJ's existence when her sister hooked up with Mac, another of the Nightfury dragon pack. In this book, we learn Wick's back story, his inability to stand another's touch and why he and Venom are so tight. The pairing of JJ and Wick brings two damaged souls together for a big old helping of loving and healing.
My only complaint is that I felt this book didn't dedicate as much time to Wick and JJ's relationship as the other books did to their main pairing. Or maybe I just wanted more. At any rate, that brought an otherwise 5 star read down to a 4 star one.
Mr Darcie is a very good narrator, but some of his male voices are a bit soft for me, including Wicks. Again, 4 rather than 5.
Those are only minor quibbles. These books are truly fantastic, and well worth your time if you are a paranormal/fantasy romance lover. It's a series I'd highly recommend to lovers of this genre.
I have been happily married for 17 years, I have 3 children (12, 14, & 16), and 2 dogs. I am currently working on a 2nd degree. Life is chaotic and stressful, but I wouldn't change it. I am blessed and enjoying my life.
I had been waiting for this one. A lot of action and fight scenes. A little intrigue hinted at for future additions. I didn't get as much H/H development as I wanted to, but I still really enjoyed the book. ( it could be me being greedy)
Yes. My dragons are still yummy!
Worth a credit
This was my first taste into the Dragonfury series but it certainly won't be my last as I'm eagerly about to download all the previous books. Yes, it would have been an even better listen if I'd started at book 1 but hey I didn't and it was still a very enjoyable listen.
Who doesn't love drool-worthy Alpha Dragon shifter stories and this is so much more than just a romance as the talented author moves the good and evil Dragons around like a Chess game and you just don't know what her next move will be, but there's certainly a few surprises in store.
Wick is a complex character who's imprisoned by memories of a torturous past which outwardly makes him a fierce, feared but loyal member of the Nightfuries and he just hates to be touched. But that all changes while on his next mission - to rescue Jamison (J.J.), also a tortured, guilt ridden, vulnerable victim of circumstances, and he arrives just in time - however neither one was expecting fate to provide an 'Energy Fuse' bonding them together forever. Wick tries to fight the pull..... but we all know how that's going to end!
There's lots of action, a plot that's brimming with intrigue, snappy quick dialogue, plenty of interesting characters but I felt the sub plots took up a lot of the story rather than the romance. However, there were touching, intimate, tender scenes between the two fragile souls as they both learnt to trust, share secrets and open themselves up to the possibility of finally deserving love.
Worth a credit? Yes it would have been but it's a bargain at $7.34 for over 12 hours of listening pleasure so I saved my credit and bought it at an even better price when it was on sale - so I'm one happy purring pussycat.
I'm a lover of books, both read and audible.
I love, love, love this series. Wick is one of my favorite Nightfury dragons, so I was excited to read his story. When his back story was finally revealed the relationship between Wick and Venom become so much clearer. With the explanation of his background, I understand Wick and love him that much more. I like JJ too. She offers the right amount of vulnerability and strength to be the female for Wick. This book offers a good blend of action, romance, and suspense. The book also answers a couple of questions that were presented in previous books and left some unopened questions, a good set up for the next book in the series. Be prepared for a WHAT!!, moment in this book.
If you haven’t read the previous three books in this series, please read them before you read this book. Although each book is on a different member of the Nightfury pack, reading them in order gives you a better understanding of the series, the characters and the world the author draws the reader into.
Worth a credit, umm YEAH!! But at the price, just buy it and save the credit for another day.
All of it
I loved this series, every last one! I want more Dragonfury novels. Reader does good!
I am NOT a writer so my reviews don't have as much as other people's review, but I LOVED this series, every word. I have listened to this book twice! Throughly enjoyed this book and the reader!
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
I anticipated Wick's story but learned very little. This listen was just more of the same with little new knowledge. I felt Wick had a great background story to explore but it was touched on just a little. I felt like the author was in a hurry to get it over with. It will take a 5 star review for me to continue on with the series.
I think that this is the third book I have ever read from this author, and I never cease to be disappointed. The narration is always fine, but this author gets overly wrapped up in the environment and the background story to the point where maybe 30% of the book is based on those two characters you read about in the summary. The rest is talking about third parties, enemies, politics etc. I can't deal with it, and I know that it will be no different from book 1. Bought this on a discount sale and I want my money back.
This is an outstanding series and hopefully it is a long way from being finished. I have listened and listened to the four books - so far - and never tired of the character portrayals and repoire between the characters. It is one of three series I have listened to that I never take off my ipod. Outstanding and thanks Coreene - just love your story telling.
Say something about yourself!
If you have been following my reviews you know I have had luke warm feelings about this series. Book one was okay, book 2 not so great, book 3 was awesome, and this being book four is landing in the better than okay but not awesome category.
This is the story of Wick and JJ. JJ is Tanya's little sister and she has been in jail for 5 years. I think the author could have played with this relationship a bit more, had some more touching scenes rather than hey I know we haven't even kissed yet but since we are energy fused and all let's just jump into bed.
I like the back story, the world emerging is pretty cool, and I'm interested to see where all this is heading. It's still not Black Dagger Brotherhood worthy, but It's getting up there with Midnight Breed worthy.
Narrator still needs work..I'm dreading Venom's story because his voice is SOOO immature and teenager like, but Wick's voice was a bit better this go around.
Love the series
The fight with the other water dragon
You could read alone, but the first three books are just as good and introduces you to this man before he realises he is also a dragon, Series is a great romantic fantasy read.
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