Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Review: Renegade Dragon (Dragon Heat #4)

Renegade Dragon (Dragon Heat #4)

by Lolita Lopez 

When her best friend goes missing during Spring Break, bio-engineering student Eris Jones refuses to believe Ivy is dead and follows the trail of clues to a mysterious, secluded estate.
Locked away in the lair beneath his home, dragon shifter Niko Drakon suffers terribly from a massive overdose of a synthetic drug that forces his body into the mating heat. When her sweet, alluring scent hits him, Niko's dragon overtakes him and he breaks free from his bonds.
Captured by the snarling, winged creature, Eris thinks she must be hallucinating when her touch transforms him into a human male-a dangerously sexy and highly seductive male. After one taste of Eris, Niko realizes a single week will never be enough. He wants her forever by his side and in his bed. But convincing the human to take a chance on a dragon won't be easy and suddenly Niko is faced with the hardest choice in his centuries of life.
Themes:  dragon shifter, paranormal
Rating: 3.75 stars
Heat Rating: 
This series has been surprisingly interesting and well written for a set of short-ish novellas all about sexy dragon shifters and their mates.  I admit I have a bit of a weakness for Dragons, with several series currently on my plate, but Ms. Lopez’s work has been intriguing and has a special angle.  My biggest issue is there is way too much going on in such a short story.  If they were a bit longer it wouldn’t seem quite so farfetched that her characters were going through all of this together. We met Nico in previous stories and it was great to see his and Eris’s story pick up right where the previous one left off.  Eris was the type of character that keeps you on your toes at the same type she does Nico.  I enjoyed seeing her standing up for herself and ultimately kicking serious ass, but she was a little quick to make rash decisions.  Nico was intense in every definition of the world, falling for Eris quickly and making her his mate with very little forethought.  The two of them together made the story fun to read, but there lacked the depth I would love from a longer story.  I will say I loved the irony of Nico’s gods-given task and the name of the woman he falls in love with, bringing in just enough Greek mythology to make my little classicist heart beat harder.  I am looking forward to whoever’s story is next in this series, but Nico and Eris’s story was a nice way to spend an afternoon in another world.  I enjoy Ms. Lopez’s work and hope that future stories might be a little bit longer to allow for more character development and relationship. 

*ebook provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided.

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