Dragon Fall by Katie MacAlister
Series: Black Dragons #1
Published by Forever on July 28th 2015
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YOU FLIRT WITH FIRE...
For Aoife Dakar, seeing is believing-and she's seen some extraordinary things. It's too bad no one else believes that she witnessed a supernatural murder at an outdoor fair. Returning to the scene for proof, Aoife encounters a wise-cracking demon dog-and a gloriously naked man who can shift into a dragon and kiss like a god. Now thrust into a fantastical world that's both exhilarating and terrifying, Aoife is about to learn just how hot a dragon's fire burns.
WHEN YOU DATE A DRAGON
Kostya has no time for a human woman with endless questions, no matter how gorgeous or tempting she is. He must break the curse that has splintered the dragon clans before more of his kind die. But his powerful attraction to Aoife runs much deeper than the physical-and there may be more to her than even his sharp dragon eyes can see. To survive the coming battle for the fate of his race, he needs a mate of true heart and soul . . .
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Well, I have mixed feelings about this book after finishing.
On the one hand, I liked the story, I liked both the h and H, I loved the good-demon-dog. On the other hand, the ending? Killed me.
Let’s take it one step at a time. Aoife is a girl who sees something unbelievable, and so her brother and sister institutionalize her…
After 2 years of shock therapy, she is finally released from the loony place. That same day, she almost runs over a gigantic dog, and then they find a dude washed over the shore next to her house. This hot dude is Kostya, who’s not just a hot dude but a dragon shape-shifter hot dude. Figuratively and literally speaking. Suddenly Aoife is thrown into a world of fantasy that’s actually real, with a dragon who’s more stubborn than a mule and completely incapable of admitting to his feelings towards her.
Now, as I said, I really liked both Kostya and Aoife. They would butt heads like no one else and made me laugh out loud a lot. Then there’s Jim the demon dog. I think he was my favorite thing in the whole book, he had me laughing until my tummy hurt. There’s a lot of bad guys going around, really bad dudes coming from banishments and a whole story going on (I later found out after investigating a bit) that is actually another series of this author.
Let’s proceed to my problem with this book. I don’t know if it ever happened to you guys, that you were watching an action movie and say, the main couple finally got over whatever their issue was and they’re finally together but we have at least 20 to 30 more minutes of them saving the world before the movie ends? And that’s when the power goes out and you’re left hanging; completely unsatisfied when you just needed a tiny itty bitty little bit more to get there.
Well, that’s how I felt when I turned the page (not really, but touching-the-right-side-of-my-kindle’s-screen doesn’t have the same ring to it) and all it said was “Please see the next page for a preview of…” Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat???!!!
If it weren’t so hard for me to get my hands on a new kindle I would have chucked it against a wall. Way to kill my book buzz, I think I even got left mid-laugh.
So there. I liked it until I couldn’t believe it had already ended. Ms MacAlister, a little fore-warning next time would be appreciated…
Sparkles’ Rating: 3 Stars
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