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Nothing is forbidden to this elite corps of shifter bodyguards and private investigators…except falling in love.
Good dragons? Bad dragons? Twenty-four hours ago, private chef Tessa Byrne didn’t know about the terrifying world of shifters. Now she knows too much, like the fact that a ruthless dragon lord is determined to claim her — forever. Tessa flees to Maui, where sunny skies, swaying palms, and a handsome stranger conspire to play tricks with her heart. Can she truly trust Kai Llewellyn and his band of battle-hardened shapeshifters to save her from a gruesome fate?
Don’t trust a human, and never, ever fall in love with one. Those are lessons Kai learned the hard way. But Tessa is different. Her emerald eyes mirror the mysterious pendant she wears, and her flaming red hair makes his heart race. Is his inner dragon just greedy for a new kind of treasure, or is Tessa his destined mate?
Lure of the Dragon was a well-written story that drew me in from the start. The author’s description painted a picture so clear of both setting, and emotion, that I felt transported into the story from the beginning.
At first, I was afraid Tessa, the heroine, might not be strong enough for me to feel truly connected to her. She was very rattled and seemed a little wishy-washy. But after she had recovered from an attack that would leave anyone reeling, she did show her inner strength, winning me over.
The hero, Kai, is part of a special elite group of five ex-military men—all of them shifters. He is strong physically, as well as being an all-around good guy. It didn’t hurt that he was drop-dead gorgeous.
The only reason I didn’t rate this story higher is because it was a bit predictable in some places. Where it missed out on originality, it did make up for with personality.
With this one story, I’ve already come to care for the other members of Kai’s team, and I will be reading more in this series.