Thursday, December 6, 2012

Review: Dragon Games by Jory Strong

Dragon Games (Supernatural Bonds #8)
by: Jory Strong
$4.45 ebook
Ellora's Cave
Paranormal Erotica
Released: November 2012

Tielo has vowed to never take a mate, preferring to spend his time womanizing and running his club, Drake's Lair, a gambling den and club for dragons to socialize and relax.  But Pierce, his friend and co-owner, has other ideas.  Tielo has decided to lure potential dragon mates in by hosting an exclusive poker tournament, and the first woman to accept is Lyra.  Once he sees her, his vow to never take a mate goes right out the window, and all he can think about is claiming her as his own, no matter the stakes.

Lyra is driven by the chance to win enough money to help out a family in need, and is determined to let nothing, not even a room full of drop-dead sexy men, interfere.  Even though the men pretend they're dragons, she can't help but be drawn to Tielo in particular and his fiery stares.   And when the two move into his office for a more intimate one on one poker game, her resistance to him wavers.  What she doesn't realize is he intends to take her for a mate, and for dragons, that means for life. 

This was a story about a woman determined to help out a family in need, and the best way to do that is through a high-stakes poker game.  When she gets the exclusive invite, she never expects the instant burn when she sees Tielo, but as long as he doesn't stand in the way of her winning, she's more than happy to indulge in this sexy dragon.  I loved Lyra's determination to do something great for a needy family, and how she's able to stay focused on her goal.  The chemistry between the two burns through the pages, and the sex is steamy and delicious.  It was an enjoyable read, but I would like to read some of the other books in the series to get a better feel for the world.  This is book 8, and the book started off with the sense that the world has already been established in prior books, but overall it doesn't detract from the story.

Carla gives this book a

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