Publisher: Fire Flower Publishing, LLC
Source: From author for review
Get lost in a world of danger, secrets, and desire in the newest installment of bestselling author Erin Kellison’s action-packed Dragons of Bloodfire series.My thoughts:
Billionaire dragon shifter and Bloodkin Triad member Warrick Voclain is no stranger to power. But when his trusted steward’s beautiful granddaughter—all grown up and successful in her own right—seems to be using illegal magic in his presence, he is thrown for a loop. And the fact that she’s doing so to protect him? Alarming.
Samantha Vine needs to stay under the radar, or her secret gift will get her and her granddad killed. She didn’t intend for her quick visit home to stretch into weeks in Warrick’s company, but anyone striking at Warrick would also hurt her granddad. Only she has the ability to see what’s coming…though she’ll need Warrick’s help to stop it.
The use of such magic is punishable by death, and Warrick’s position on the Triad requires that he adhere to the rule of law. But the attraction between them is electric, stirring his blood and straining his control.
Adversaries wait in every shadow, and the easiest way to strike down a powerful dragon is to go for the heart…in Warrick’s case, Samantha. With fire and blood, he’ll reshape the world into one that’s safe for her. And those that don’t bend to his will? They will burn.
Want a UF/PNR book? One where you love the romance as well as the action? I often turn to Erin Kellison when I want my fix. Usually the books aren't too long, but she knows how to write a whole story in just a few pages. This book is full length but packs no less punch than the novellas I've been reading lately by this author. Hm... can you tell I'm a fan of her work?
If you need more convincing I think I may only need to say DRAGON SHIFTER to those that might be on the fence. Did that knock you over? ;) Oh but what to say so I don't spoil anything. The romance is well drawn out. Both have secrets and both have societal expectations that need to be addressed before either one could even contemplate a relationship. It's also funny that the possessiveness that Warrick has toward Sammy makes sense and isn't annoying. He actually is aware of his feelings here and does everything he can to make sure that it doesn't interfere with the relationship. Yea, what we would take in a PNR, we wouldn't in real life. :D That what makes these so much fun.
I did love how these two come together and also how they compliment each other. You can read this as a standalone, but I do not advise it. The worldbuilding is done so well in the first book and this one is placed right after those events happen. The arc in the background is minor but it pulls the characters together. I recommend reading the series in order.
I give this book 4 stars. If you are in the mood for a shifter book with romance and action, this is the series for you.