Never Deal With Dragons (Dragon Trilogy #1)
Published: July 22, 2013 (Carina Press)
Purchase at: Amazon
Review Source: Provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review
Reviewed by: Candace
Rating (out of 5): 4 stars
Here at Vampire Book Club—home of the Alpha Showdown—we love an alpha. Well, apparently Lorenda Christensen does too because in her debut novel she created an alpha who smolders. Christensen won the Golden Heart Award in 2012 for paranormal romance with Never Deal with Dragons and I can see why.
Set in a post-World War III world, dragons freely roam the Earth in Never Deal with Dragons. They amassed an impressive amount of finances in the war (dragons love the sparklies) and, luckily, the more powerful of the dragons want to co-exist peacefully with humans. Myrna Banks is a Dragonspeaker, which takes bilingual to a whole new level. She lives in the territory of Lord Relobos and works for DRACIM, an organization that basically facilitates mediation between dragons and humans. Myrna, as with any PNR heroine, is without a man and still hasn’t gotten over the way her former love left her in bed two years ago and betrayed her.
Trian Chobardan is the man in question. He’s back, now working for Lord Relobos as would-be muscle and it seems his interest in Myrna is still piqued. She can’t get past the betrayal. Why do you want to read a book about a boy who has betrayed a girl who can’t get over him even years later? The answer to that is simple and comes in the form of Christensen’s writing. Yes, Trian betrayed Myrna, but he’s not an ass. You discover his reasoning as you discover his secret, and by that point I was absolutely ga-ga over Trian Chobardan.
Of course, they end up together. (This is romance, after all.) But there are unanswered questions. Never Deal with Dragons ends with another betrayal, something dragons do not take very lightly and a significant character off grid. With Christensen’s writing and the fantastic development of her characters, you want the answers to these questions and you want more dragons.
Sexual content: Sex