THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ELDER RACES SERIES!
Half-human and half-wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful—and passionate—of the Elder races.
As the most feared and respected of the wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they’ve ignited in each other.
Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul...
A dragon, gryphons, and other Wyr creatures populate Harrison's steamy paranormal romance, the first in the Elder Races series. When Pia Giovanni's ex-boyfriend blackmails her into stealing from Dragos Cuelebre, Pia knows it's only a matter of time before the powerful dragon tracks her down. But instead of killing her, Dragos finds himself drawn to the half-human, half-Wyr thief. When the two are attacked and captured by goblins, Dragos and Pia realize that an old, powerful enemy of Dragos's wants them dead. Harrison goes beyond the usual vampires and werewolves to create an entertaining cast of supernatural creatures, but the action soon slows to a crawl and transforms into a series of misunderstandings between the lovers. Dominant Dragos is meant to be alpha-male sexy, but his constant bouts of possessive jealousy quickly grow tiresome, as does Pia's skittish, passive nature.
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I loved it!
Great book! Very good character and world building and great romance! Loved every page!
Before I read the book, I skimmed through the acknowledgements and was surprised to know how many eyes passed over these pages before it was published. I expected the book to be well edited, but I suppose there’s only so much an editor can do before they’re basically writing the whole thing over.
There was too much unnecessary detail that stole both character development and plot flow from this novel. I don’t care if Pia opens her yogurt, takes a bite, has an almond, untwists the cap from her water bottle, takes a swig, caps her water bottle, looks out the window, looks at Dragos, looks back out the window. As a reader, I didn’t understand why that was important for me to know because it read like actions to me instead of two characters reacting dynamically to each other. It was stiff and lacking of engagement.
Another thing I noted was the overuse of... He did this and this. He did this. He felt this and did this. He is doing way too much. He is overused. She did this. She felt this and did this. She did this too. She is overused too. The characters were very flat to me, the writing was very stiff and unnecessarily wordy, and the plot, slow to move.
One of my favorite books
I love the story, the characters, the world building...
If you love romance with a bit of magic, you’ll love this couple. There is humor, mystery, wonder, character growth for both protagonists and a new world to discover here. You won’t regret it.
...as they say: “In for a penny...” ☺️