Ty the Sexy Dragon (Fire Mate #1)
by: Lexxie Couper
Ellora's Cave Publishing
Released: October 2011
Tyson's a dragon shifter, which would be cooler if he didn't have to worry about hunters trying to kill him and people taking potshots at him while he flies. He's been forced to stay pretty low-key, which is fine by him. What he doesn't expect is to suddenly go into heat. Now he only has a short time to find his mate before things go critical for him-literally.
Luckily he spies his intended mate running on the beach, but he has no idea how to convince her that they belong together. Plus there's the whole bother of getting her to believe in dragons, but he's up for the challenge. The scorching passion they both feel when they're together definately helps things, but will it be enough to convince her in a happily ever after?
This was a short story that scorched the pages from page one. I wasn't sure if the author could get the right balance between "I need to convince her she's my mate" and "No, honestly I'm not some creepy stalker/rapist", but Lexxie Couper not only pulled it off, but she left me panting for more. I was thrilled at the character development and how smoothly the story flowed right until the end, and I'm going to keep my eyes open for any more in this series, since I'm sure it'll be an even bigger hit than this was.
Carla gives this book a