Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dragon Bound - By Thea Harrison

Series Name: A Novel of the Elders
Release Date: 5/3/2011

A Fiery Temper is Not Easily Extinguished

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.

I swear this book is the magical love child that came from a brief fling between J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood & Kerrelyn Sparks' Love at Stake series!! (and I'm completely smitten with it)

First, I loved Pia right off the bat! You can just tell that there's something special about her. Her attitude & street smarts instantly had me rooting for her, that and I really just wanted to see her show up her ex-boyfriend. I am really, who blackmails their ex? Oh that's right, a dirt ball with a gambling problem, that's who!
After she steals from Dragos, an uber hot Wry-Dragon with a grumpy attitude, she flees for her life. Because as much fun as being torn limb from limb sounds, she's happy with where they are now. With the help of her sexy boss Quentin, she drops everything she knows and heads for an Elven demesne where she'll be safe. (Oh hunny, if only books worked that way!) Needless to say Dragos catches up to her and is determined to bring justice upon her...hehe...
As their apparent attraction turns into a red hot passion, Dragos must learn to keep Pia safe. Along with now trying to balance his life, work and guards, his enemies know that he's found something special, something that they will do just about anything to get their hands onto.

Absolutely flipping fantastic!! There's laugh out loud humor, that's a mix of my kind of name calling, with straight up sarcasm. Ms. Harrison did an excellent job of creating just the right balance of characters without it becoming overwhelming. Mixing magic, Fae and Wry, Dragon Bound blew my expectations out of the water! So now the bar for this series has been set, very high, and I'm hoping that Ms. Harrison can continue to write as superbly as she did in Dragon Bound!


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