Dragons have fated mates, but Arawn Tiamat fell in love with a woman who isn’t his.
Arawn, Duke Tiamat, absolutely, positively, definitely isn’t falling into a mating fever, and that’s the problem. A year ago, Arawn met the most bewitching woman, Willow Sage, and they hit it off. Within six months, they’d moved in together.
And six months after that, Arawn still was showing no signs of mating fever.
He didn’t tell her he was a dragon shifter, of course. Natural people have such strong reactions to learning about the hidden supernatural world, so supernatural people don’t admit anything unless they’re engaged.
And they weren’t engaged because, obviously, Willow wasn’t Arawn’s fated mate.
So, on the advice of everyone, Arawn broke it off and broke both their hearts. His fated mate was waiting for him somewhere, and when she walked into his life, he would be helpless to resist the mating fever anyway.
But now, Arawn has been blackmailed into returning to Las Vegas to take over the soft opening of the Dragon’s Den Casino. When he walks into the Human Resources division to meet the new witch who’s going to take care of the sickly sea serpents in the fountain out in front of the casino, it’s Willow Sage.
Willow Sage, the love of his life but not his fated mate, and she’s a witch.
They try to work together to care for the sickly serpents, but their attraction and lingering love is just too strong. Within hours, he wants to spend time with her. Within weeks, he’s hopelessly in love with her again.
But he isn’t falling into mating fever.
Dragons and Mayhem, a fun PNR
What’s a dragon to do? Arawn Tiamat met the woman who felt like his fated mated 2 yrs ago, just after the death of his parents. Unfortunately, although his human side fell hard for her, his dragon self didn’t agree that she was his fated mate. Thinking she was full human, he never told her that he was a supernatural and broke up with her with no explanation. Willow is a rather hapless potions witch who fell just as hard for Arawn, but never told him she was a witch because she had no idea he was a dragon shifter. She’s been trying to pull herself together since he dumped her but things haven’t gone well so she jumps at a temporary job offered by her best friend, Bethany (from Book 1) to oversee the sea serpents that Bethany accidentally conjured up. Imagine both Willow and Arawn’s surprise when they run into each other at the Dragon’s Den casino and discover they are both supes. Although the problem of Willow not being Arawn’s fated mate still exists, he can’t stay away from her and she’s just as susceptible to him.
This was another light and sweet paranormal romance with my favorite kind of hero - one who is head over heels for his heroine and is determined to overcome all obstacles to be with her. Willow was a good match for him, a kind and gentle witch who was also head over heels for him. I love that she didn’t hold his past actions against him once she understood why he broke it off and was willing to still try for a solution. Now I’m really looking forward to the final book.
I received a review copy of this book from the author. All opinions are my own.
Enjoyable read. Waiting impatiently for the next one.
I’m only half way through but this book isn’t even close to as good as the first. Willow is not a likable character at all, she’s weak-willed and pathetic. Not sure that I will finish the book or purchase the next. Author likely had one good concept for the first book and is milking that through the rest of a disappointing series.