Bingo Square: Red (cover is red)
I had actually picked this up as a Kindle Deal because dragons before I read emmalita’s review of the Honeybadger books, written by this author under a different name. The Honeybadger books were incredibly entertaining but I also think her style is probably better in small doses and that reading too many of them in a short period would ruin what makes them so entertaining. As a result, I held off on this for a bit of time.
It has some similarities with her other books I have read – large casts, crazy families, and women that can hold their own. Annwyl the Bloody is leading a rebellion against her brother, and is almost caught. Fortunately for her, she makes her stand against a squadron of men pursuing her in front of a dragon cave, and not only does he not kill her, he kills her enemies and decides to heal her. As the reader quickly finds out, the dragons can shape shift between human and dragon forms, though Fearghus the Destroyer hides that from her. As a result, she finds herself falling in lust with the male warrior training her and in love with the grumpy dragon, not knowing that Fearghus is both of them.
The novel was entertaining but it didn’t dig too deep; to be honest Annwyl was a bit too much of the invincible warrior type to me and I would have preferred some more complexity. The novel also contains a novella that goes into the backstory of the courtship of Fearghus’s parents, which I actually found more entertaining.
So in summmary: it’s light entertainment, turns out dragons are into light bondage, and I might read the next one when I need something light with little commitment but it’s not a series that I currently see myself rushing to binge.
Bingo Square: Red