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Review: Never Deal with Dragons by Lorenda Christensen (Dragon Trilogy #1)

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Never Deal with Dragons by Lorenda Christensen // VBC ReviewNever Deal With Dragons (Dragon Trilogy #1)
Lorenda Christensen
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

6 Responses to “Review: Never Deal with Dragons by Lorenda Christensen (Dragon Trilogy #1)”

  1. Deanna says:

    This sounds like a great read AND something different than the books that I normally read. I still haven’t read a book that has dragons incorporated in it…thanks for the review and I’m putting this on my TBR list now. 😀

    • Candace says:

      Deanna, definitely read this because Lorenda Christensen is weaving a fascinating world with this series and her writing is phenomenal. But then, go read Thea Harrison’s Dragon Bound. These PNR writers who incorporate dragons into their series really bring the heat. Pun intended. 😀

  2. Glad to see you liked this one. It’s sitting in my pile of Netgalley books to read in the next month.

  3. Angela says:

    This sounds good and just added it to my tbr list after your wonderful review.

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