Publisher: Eternal Press
Date published: December 2011
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained by author
Dragon-shifters are real and Slade Stryker has one mission and that is to protect his clan and keep their existence a secret. Many of them have integrated with humans and have even mated with them. Slade’s boss asks him to guard his ward, Summer Althea, as a stalker seems to have set his sights on her. Slade would much rather hunt down the murderer who has a perchant for dragon-shifters. Slade is surprised she has a mountain lion as a pet who is doing a pretty good job guarding her. It even seems to be quite intelligent. It certainly doesn’t like Slade. But Slade likes Summer, big time. Their mutual attraction grows each day they are together but Summer is not who she seems to be and has a few secrets of her own. The dragon clan needs her exceptional gifts but she hates dragon-shifters…especially the Air Dragons. What will she do when she finds out that Slade is just such a dragon? And will Slade make her go against everything she hates to save them? And will their enemy finally catch up with them and wipe out the clan? Both Slade and Summer have to face their fears and show courage in order to save the day.
I fell in love with Kari Thomas’ cat shifters and was excited to get to read this book as I love stories about dragon-shifters. She writes a story that is heavy on the romance with a sensual, sexy hero and a relatable heroine. You just want to keep reading this to see if these two explosive characters really can make it! The chemistry between Slade and Summer is hot! Slade is over protective and Summer is not afraid to stand up to him. She’s got a mean kick! The plot is intriguing with some nice twists and turns although I did find it a tad predictable. I enjoyed the world Ms Thomas built around the Dragon clans and I hope she’ll write more about them. The secondary characters were enjoyable too, especially Leo who was a mystery himself and very likeable. The pace is well done and I was frantically scrolling down to see what would happen next. There were a few editing mistakes…misspellings and the such but maybe I had an uncorrected proof. But, if you’ve already read some of this author’s work, you won’t be disappointed and if you haven’t, I would recommend you have a try, you also won’t be disappointed!
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.