Review: Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

dragonboundPia is a young woman with a dangerous secret who finds herself cornered into a damned-if-she-does and damned-if-she-doesn’t situation. Her ex-boyfriend is a slime ball who blackmails her for her special talents. His demand: steal from the beast of a dragon no one dares to mess with.

No one has gotten close enough to even see the shape shifter Dragos’ hoard of treasures, let alone steal any of them, but Pia will be the first, and he becomes one pissed off dragon once he discovers the theft.

And let me tell you, I cracked up over what she stole!

Of course, she tries to run, but that doesn’t last long because this is a freaking all-powerful dragon we’re talking about here! He literally falls out of the sky and sits on her, much to her shock and my delight.

What makes this situation even more delicious is that Dragos is so unprepared for Pia. He might have knocked her down face first into the sand, but she’s the one who’ll have the last laugh. He falls for his thief hard, something he’s never done before.

This is one sexy story! These two are hot together, and I loved their dialogue and banter. Here’s one of my favorite snippets that highlights Pia’s dry humor:

“Well, Dragos, it’s one thing to agree that we’re mates, but I don’t know about marriage,” she said. “I read Cosmo. You eat people. I think divorce court might call that the definition of irreconcilable.”

I laughed so much through certain parts of this story. There’s one scene in particular that involves a little drunkenness and was a top favorite for me. Thea Harrison mixes danger and suspense with humor well, and readers of fantasy will love the battle with the goblins, the different beings of shape shifters, and the surprise toward the end that brings to light just what Pia is hiding and who she is.

This was a refreshing novel to read, though it wasn’t a book that I was able to finish in one sitting. I did have trouble getting into the story in the beginning, and in some places I found the writing overly descriptive though the pace did pick up when Pia and Dragos began to interact. Admittedly, I’m a bit impatient, especially when it comes to a beginning that is sort of info-dumpish, but I kept reading because it was recommended to me, and to be honest, I was curious about this hot dragon sex I kept hearing about!

Also, to be fair, fantasy is not a genre I normally read in, but I did enjoy this story. I loved the chemistry between them, and Dragos’ “mine” mentality regarding Pia was a huge turn-on for me. And Pia, well, she was such a witty and likable character. The ending was a bit predictable, but still managed to surprise me in some ways.

Overall, I give Dragon Bound 4 stars, and if fantasy is your genre, then I’d definitely give this book a try! Check it out on Amazon.

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