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Betrothed to the Dragon: Lick of Fire

Narrated by: Victoria Mei
Series: Lick of Fire, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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I’m engaged to a stranger, a man - dragon. If I don’t marry him, I’m as good as dead.

I’ve been hiding all my life.

Unlike the rest of my once powerful family, I have no magic.

The immortal monster that ate them all, still hunts me.

And my grandmother thinks that the only way to save me from the monster is to marry me to another monster: a dragon.

Only this monster is perfection in human form: all rippling golden muscle and more gorgeous than anyone who shifts into a scaled monstrous beast has a right to be. His magic calls me, his heat enthralls me and my mind melts at the touch of his inhumanely hot hands on my skin.

There is no way I can marry him.

I know what he truly wants: access to my family’s power.

But I have no magic, no power of my own.

He thinks he knows what he’s getting with me.

I don’t play those games.

It’s better to run from a monster, than to marry one.

I’m no dragon’s treasure.

Even if my heart wishes otherwise.

©2018 Smartia Publishing (P)2019 Smartia Publishing

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Outstanding Narration

Having read this book, I was delighted to hear it brought to life. Victoria Mei does an absolutely outstanding job narrating this book filling it with all the animation and emotion that are found in the pages. Her telling will sweep you away and draw you into this story. I can't wait to hear the rest of the series!

First book in a new mini-series set in a fascinating world. You've got the Shen, a magical race with a great variety of gifts, dragons from an alien planet, and of course the big bad enemy in the Devourer. Sophie is a Shen who never manifested a gift of her own despite a powerful lineage and has adapted to living as a human. Her life has been shaped by the deaths of her parents at the hands of the Devourer and all the running she has done since then. When her Grandmother tells her she's been betrothed to a dragon since she was an infant, she doesn't know what to think. When she meets a drop dead gorgeous man at her work, then literally runs into him again, she never expects that he is her betrothed. But the Devourer is making moves again and when Sophie runs, this time she has some unexpected help. Fast-paced and filled with action, this short story will have you glued to the pages to see how things turn out.

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Loved it

Sofia was born from a long line of gifted people but was not fortunate to have magic herself. To be able to flee their enemy her grandma betrothed her to a dragon so she would have their protection. When Sofia meets her dragon there’s an immediate connection. Will Sofia go forward with the arrangements her grandma made for her and be safe? Loved the story and the narrator. Victoria Mei did a brilliant job bringing the characters to life.

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Intriguing to think about and steamy

Shin the beginning of all magic users what an interesting thought. TO see her emerge with her powers she thought she did not have and see her agree to the dragon and then find out she is pregnant on top of it. AMAZING love the shin and dragon mating to make an ultimate to fight the evil that plagues them all. #AudioBookObsession

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Interesting

l really enjoyed this story, it was original and had no trouble keeping my attention. l remember reading the book form quite a while ago and it made a memorable impression then. Being narrated really bought the details out and the narrator did a great job.

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Betrothed to the Dragon

An entertaining and enjoyable paranormal romance. Sophie found out that she had been betrothed to a stranger, a dragon, since before she was born. Was it all to gain control of her magical powers, that never seemed to manifest?

Kara Lockharte did a nice job of presenting the background information and setting the stage for a continuation to the story.

Victoria Mei’s narration was very entertaining. She brought the story to life and kept me drawn into the story from the very beginning.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Sophie and Hunter’s Paranormal story

I liked the overall performance of this story. The writing wasn’t to bad. I kinda got lost during the ending battle scene. Anyways, I think Victoria’s voice is perfect for this book. And the story was interesting. I would recommend.

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Great Start to the series

Sophie and Hunter were such great characters. Sophie had a lot to learn and adjust to with what she had always thought and what she now had to learn. The devourer was such a calculating character and yet has so much to learn. Sophie and Hunter were hot hot hot. I liked the story the pacing was a little fast but it was still good. I want to know what will happen next and why. Also how things will work with some of the side characters. This world and the magic was really interesting. I hope to learn more about the characters and world they live in.

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Better than I thought

Sweet and passion filled story. It is faced pace but that doesn’t hinder the story. This author is new to me and I will be get more of her books. Love how she builds the world and scenes.
The narration was good and engaging


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Fan-freaking-tastic! ❤️

The story is extremely well written and narrated!
An the narrator is the Bomb!! She is fan-freaking-tastic. She is definitely one of my favorite narrator’s. She nails every emotion and with different tones that pulls you into the story. I really enjoyed listening to her.

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Delightful Paranormal Romance

Good world building and character creation. Interesting to combine Dragons and Shen. Loved both Sophie and Hunter

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  • Sara B
  • 11-28-19

Excellent narration

Betrothed to the Dragon is a fast-paced paranormal romance, loaded with passion, action, and excitement. Despite the length of the audiobook, Kara Lockhart's writing is well-paced and has done a fantastic job with the world-building. I really liked the main characters, they are well developed and have great chemistry. Victoria Mei does an outstanding job with the narration. She literally brought the book to life.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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  • Hollie8985
  • 11-24-19

New auto buy

I can count on my fingers the number of auto buy authors I have, Kara Lockharte made the list with one book.
I love everything about her world, it’s so original and I’m British we tend to be a bit protective of our dragons.
There is so much I want to say about this amazing couple, but don’t want to add spoilers.
So set aside a few hours for yourself, relax and let a dragon take your imagination for a ride.

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  • Amber N
  • 11-19-19

Interesting

I would have liked to know more about each of their pasts but the length of the story was good as is. I liked the immediate chemistry between them. Lots of action and some steam. One of my favorite narrators!

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 11-17-19

Perfect

I love stories where the main characters fight their attraction it makes it so much better when they finally give in and accept.
This one did that just perfectly