Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Publisher: Changeling Press
Date published: 12/10/15
ISBN: BIN: 07577-02443
MF, Paranormal Romance
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 3

Eadlin Knight is the daughter of an extremely wealthy, but controlling man. She longs to find her true soulmate who will love her for herself, not for her father’s money and power. Drayce Drakehaven, the Earl of Drakehaven, has been searching for his true mate for more than four hundred years. But when he meets Eadlin, his dragon is so pleased to find its mate that she considers him much too arrogant to be the man for her.

This book is part of the Reindeer Games series.

Both Eadlin and Drayce are wonderful, multi-layered, and very believable characters with all sorts of pressures on them. The reader will be very eager indeed to read their story. Each of them has a best friend, and if the author decides to write a story about Ryuu Tatsuya and/or Lucina I’m sure the readers will be lining up to get it as well. Despite the short length of the book, seventeen thousand words, both Ryuu and Lucina are personable and alive, leaping off the pages just as the main characters do.

There is very little backstory about the dragon world, possibly because of the short length. It would have been good to have a few more paragraphs hinting at how the magic works. However, everything in the story is believable thanks to the internal consistency and logic of the writing.

I don’t know if it is Ms. England’s regular writing style, or to do with the editing, but I found the number of mid-scene POV changes quite disconcerting. The story would be running in one POV and with no warning change to another POV, and then only a page or two later change back again. I really think line beaks are needed to warn the reader if this writing style is be used.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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