Sunday, July 14, 2013

Review: Never Deal with Dragons by Lorenda Christensen

Never Deal with Dragons
by: Lorenda Christensen
$3.99 ebook
Carina Press
Paranormal Romance / Shifters
Released: July 2013

Who knew that a side affect for curing cancer would accidentally create a separate race of creatures?  When the first dragons rose from the ashes, it became apparent to all who would be in charge from now on.  In an effort to foster human/dragon relations, a mediation firm was created.  As a dragonspeaker, one of a few gifted individuals who can understand dragons, Myrna enjoyed her job for the agency, until her old boyfriend stole classified documents from her and vanished without a trace.  Humiliated and demoted, Myrna now spends her days cleaning up dragon vomit and consoling upset farmers.  When her ex walks through the door looking scrumptious as ever, she's sorely tempted to have him kicked out, but can't.  Trian's been sent by the North American dragon lord to recruit her for a dangerous mediation job between two dragon lords.  Failure to reach an agreement will start a war, so the pressure's on.  Not to mention Trian's been assigned as her partner, which is a distraction she doesn't need.  But hurt feelings will have to be set aside, because the enemy dragon lord has unleashed a weapon so devastating it could change the course of the world, and the race is on to find it before it's too late.

This was a great start to a series.  You can feel Myrna's pain at Trian's betrayal, but she was strong enough to pick up the pieces and make the most of a bad situation.  The sexual tension between the two is obvious, but Myrna's afraid to let him back in to hurt her.  The idea of dragons being created from a mix of human and reptilian dna mixed together then destroyed is a new one, and this was a fascinating world I'd love to explore again.  There were a couple parts that made me go, "aha, I know what's going to happen", which was a bummer.  All in all, though, it was a good book.

Carla gives this book a

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