"Lauren has created a new series that will capture you from page one! Grigori is exactly what a dragon should be. Smoking hot, sexy, and wickedly dangerous. You're going to love this book!" - New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Ivy
He’s one of the last of a powerful but vanishing bloodline …
Grigori Barinov is the eldest in an ancient line of dragon shifters and the guardian of his family’s lands and fortune. Sworn to protect their history and magic, he won’t rest until he neutralizes any threat to their existence. When he discovers an ancient manuscript that exposes his family and their dragon lineage has fallen into a mortal woman’s hands, he knows he must get the book back by any means necessary. If that means seducing a nosy American woman with an intoxicating scent, he is more than willing to carry her off to his palatial home deep in the heart of Russia.
She’s the one woman who could expose him to the world…
Madelyn Haynes has never fit in. As an adopted child she grew up in a loving home but never felt as though she belonged. Plagued by mysterious dreams she’s had of a silver scaled beast ever since she was a little girl, she is convinced dragons are real. While in Russia working on her PhD in mythology in order to escape the ridicule from fellow professors, she unexpectedly crosses paths with the sexy and dominating Grigori, and after just one night with the man whose eyes seem to burn, she starts to change inside. Isolated in the Russian wilderness Grigori calls home, Madelyn can’t help but fall under his sensual spell, yet something deep inside her calls out that she can’t trust him. She has to show the world dragons are real to salvage academic reputation, even if it means costing her the heart of the dragon she’s falling in love with.
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A brilliant new revelation
Well this was a completely new direction for me , an author I new ,and respect her work , but a genre I have never read before.
Grigori is a dragon shifter , he's lived for thousands of years , had relationships with women,but never found his mate . If he wants to have children his mate must be another dragon.
Madelyn Haynes is a professor in medieval mythology, on a sabbatical in Russia to research dragons , she visits the library and checks out a rare book written 200years earlier . The author of this book claims to have lived with,and learned of 3 dragons , brothers Grigori , Rurik and Mikhail.
The illustrations in the book interest Madelyn especially the picture of Grigori who she feels especially drawn to . After being chased from the library she meets a man who claimed to be Grigor, and his brother Rurik too .
Many adventures ensue , they feel a pull to one another , but why? . And what secrets do they Keep from each other .
Will they ever have a lasting love ?
This book is a story of Love and devotion, it's one I'm so glad I got out of my comfort zone and read . Lauren has the same style and panache in this as she does when writing her Regency books . And I would love to read the next in the series . To be able to grab the imagination of people in one genre of writing is one thing , to be able to change the genre and still keep the same audience is quite another . Thankyou for giving me a new direction in my reading . I loved it .
I received this book in return for giving an honest arc review, I hope you find it useful x