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Apr 06

Oh, My Dragon by Lani Lynn Vale Review

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5 Smooches!

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Synopsis

The reclusive Ian barely participates in life, only doing so when his powers demand that he use them or pay the consequences. It seems that there’s not a single person on this planet who doesn’t want something from him, but the pain and suffering of others is nearly unbearable at times, leaving him no choice but to act.

That is until Wink unwittingly walks into his life, completely unaware that she’s stepped straight into the dragon’s den.

Wink is just trying to get home after a long day of work. Her plans for the evening do not include stumbling upon a man with blood on his hands hovering over a dead woman in her hallway.

There are three things that someone in Wink’s position should’ve done in that instance.

1. Slowly back away from the hot, bearded killer and run the other way.

2. Call the cops.

3. Not come back until the scene was safe.

Instead, she stops, takes a picture—drawing the man’s attention to her—and then takes off at the speed of a fat, blind and possibly intoxicated penguin.

Ian tries to let her go, but the moment that she runs, every single one of his predatory instincts surge to the surface and the hunt is on. Ian always catches his prey, this time is no different. What is different is that, for the first time in his life, he is consumed with the need to keep his catch.

Review

I tend to prefer my romances be rooted in real life, and PNR isn’t what I typically read. I’ll admit it, I’m not really a fan of them, but I am, however, a fan of Lani Lynn Vale’s. I’ll be honest, I was nervous starting the first book, so it was a very pleasant surprise when shortly into I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie that I found myself hooked. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this series as much as I have, but I can also admit when I was wrong, and I was definitely wrong here. Once I opened my mind to it, I realized quickly that I had stumbled upon something special in Vale’s I Like Big Dragons series.

Oh, My Dragon is the third and final story in this trilogy. Ian was the most mysterious and reclusive of all the dragon riders, and I’ve been dying for is story since he was introduced in the first book. His powers are immense and varied, and they often overwhelmed him with the urgent need to use them, even when he’d rather not. He gives off a very unapproachable vibe, even to his fellow dragon riders, but all of that begins to change when he meets his mate, Wink. She may have ran from him at first, but that stopped as soon as she felt the powerful connection between them. She was strong and she had no problem going toe-to-toe with him. Both of the previous books were leading to this book, and the suspenseful plot arc of that Vale wove through all three books in this trilogy concludes here.

Everything readers love about Lani Lynn Vale’s books is here in Oh, My Dragon. Between Ian’s dry sense of humor, Wink’s sassing him off and the two of them were bicker-bantering back and forth, this sweet and very steamy love story was jam packed with Vale’s sense of humor. Ian was exactly the type of hero Vale’s readers have come to expect from her, it’s just that he sometimes rode a dragon in addition to a motorcycle. I really loved this whole series, and this was an exciting, witty and sexy end to it. Lani Lynn Vale’s Oh, My Dragon gets five smooches from me!

~ Danielle Palumbo

 

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