zondag 22 juli 2012

Allyson James – Dragon Heat

The first book in the Dragon series, published July 3, 2007.
Genre: paranormal romance

Dragon Heat

Lisa Singleton has an unusual roommate-a fifty-foot dragon named Caleb who has glittering scales and a bad attitude. Little does she know that Caleb is actually a powerful warrior sent to protect her from those out to steal her magic and destroy the world. Lisa never knew she had any magic worth stealing…
Then Lisa’s life is threatened by a black dragon and an evil witch – and she suddenly finds herself in the arms of a tall, naked, sexy stranger with rippling muscles. Turns out the hunk is Caleb – in human form and if he doesn’t stop distracting her with those gorgeous bedroom eyes, they may not have time to stop their enemies before all of existence is wiped out.
At least Lisa and Caleb will have savored every last minute…

Lisa Singleton is quite content with her life. After her divorce from her cheating husband, it took her awhile to get on her feet again. But with the help of her beloved grandmother and her best friend, she managed. Now her grandmother has died, and she is living in her apartment, which she loves. The strange thing though is, when her grandmother died, a white streak appeared in her red hair, just like her grandmother used to have.
Lisa has a job she likes working for a cooking show, making sure the star has everything she needs. And during the evenings, she watches tv with her dragon roommate. That was quite a shock when she first met him, living in her grandmothers, and now her own, spare bedroom. But she finally understood why the tv was turned at such a strange angle, not viewable from the livingroom seats at all. Caleb is very interesting in her life, and she loves talking with him, and watching tv together.

What Lisa does not know yet, is that Caleb has been sent by a coven of three witches to protect her from a black dragon in human form, who wants to use her power to go back home. If he destroys the world in doing so, he does not care. Caleb loves his job, but when the black dragon makes a move on Lisa, using his minion, Caleb summons the witches. He needs to be closer to Lisa to protect her, as he cannot leave the bedroom. He needs to be human to do that! Saba agrees with him, and uses her magic to create a bracelet he can use in the human world. And to Lisa’s surprise and relieve, when Greg is accosting her on her own sofa, a huge gorgeous blond naked man emerges from her spare bedroom and tosses Greg out on his ear. The man has no shame about being nude and it takes Lisa a while to understand that this is Caleb, her dragon friend.

Lisa still does not know that she has magic inside of her; let alone how to use it. And she certainly will not let the witches who send Caleb to her side teach her, she does not trust Donna at all, especially not when Donna sees nothing in hurting Caleb by using his true name. She will find out at her own, and perhaps her grandmother’s friend can help her. And what is the dragon orb both the black dragon and the witches are after?

I really enjoyed this book. I liked Lisa, and her easy acceptance of everything that happens in her life. A dragon in her spare bedroom, who can turn into a gorgeous man and who wants nothing more than to protect her (and have sex with her). The witches, her grandmother’s secret, the black dragon. A lot happens in this story, and it kept me at the edge of my seat at times. There is a lot of talk about Caleb being a lowly golden dragon, nothing more than a fighter, while the black dragon is much wiser, lives to grow older and is a coolheaded creature without emotion. But I like Caleb, he really cares for Lisa, even though Dragons are solitairy creatures, and often get killed right after mating. Caleb survived that, and he even raised one of his eggs/children until the witches came …
He knows when this danger for Lisa is over, he will be send back to the Dragonreaches again, but he wants to stay with her. And not just as the dragon in her spare bedroom, but as her mate.

Allyson James (who is also Jennifer Ashley) wrote a lovely story about magic and dragons, witches and friends, and above all, love. The story did surprise me a few times, and I am eagerly looking forward to reading the next book. Lucky for me, I bought all three books. I just know I have not seen the last of Malcolm, the black dragon and his witch Saba. Allyson James created a great world, and I want to learn more about it, and the abilities of the different kinds of dragons.

8 stars.

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© 2012 Reviews by Aurian

10 opmerkingen:

  1. I am not sure. I like dragons but here the dragon seems to be just another hot guy...correct me if I am mistaken but the book sounds fluffy...

    1. No Ana, don't read it! You should read Anne McCaffrey's Dragons of Pern books :)

  2. It sounds like fun, so I'm adding it to my list! :)

  3. I still wanna read more of her..oh..stormwalker? books :) So those first

    1. Yes, those Stormwalker books are very good, hope you enjoy them.

  4. Reacties
    1. I enjoyed, but I don't really think it is for you, perhaps more to Voodoo Bride's liking.

  5. I didn't know this series but I think I'll check it. The only Dragons series I read is the Deborah Cooke one and I lived it! thanks for this introduction to the series.

  6. I like Deborah Cooke's series as well, and I think you will enjoy this series.