Review: Dead Sexy Dragon (Dragon Heat,#1) by Lolita Lopez

August 8, 2013 Review 0 ★★

Dead Sexy Dragon

Dead Sexy Dragon

(Dragon Heat, #1) by
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  • Format: eBook
  • Publisher: on August 6, 2013
  • Pages: 128 pages

Rating

2 Stars

Sexual Content

Graphic sex scenes

Description

The last thing dragon shifter Stig Wyvern needs is his dead friend’s kid sister showing up on his doorstep. He’s just minutes away from entering a mating phase. Sharing his isolated house with the young woman he’s desperately lusted after for quite some time is a recipe for disaster.

But Cora Cardenas has nowhere else to go. She’s in deep trouble with some really nasty people and Stig is the only one who can protect her. That he’s deliciously sexy and makes her tingle with the simplest of smiles is just a bonus.

Cora quickly realizes Stig is hiding something from her. To make matters worse, she’s plagued with breathtakingly naughty dreams starring a shadowed lover who bears a startling resemblance to her host. And just what the hell is going on down in the basement at night?

Stig needs to get Cora out of his house but his inner beast has other ideas. He’s found his mate and she’s not going anywhere...

Review

With most paranormal romances there are certain things I expect: a relatively good story, compelling characters who I can relate to in some way, and of course a steamy romance. Unfortunately DEAD SEXY DRAGON did not really deliver on any of these. I enjoyed the underlying premise of this book with different species of dragons in an age long fight with knights bent on their destruction. This fascinating set up is sadly not a large part of DEAD SEXY DRAGON’s plot save for the very end which is frankly too little too late. And the plot...was pretty boring with barely a hint of danger or action aside from the steamy sex scenes. When  imminent danger and chase scenes do come by in the guise of the vaguely hinted at thugs coming for Cora, I was given whiplash at the quickness of it all. There was really no good build up or sense of looming danger for Cora and Stig to make me excited for the culminating fight with the bad guys.

The couples in paranormal romances need to have something beyond a mutual attraction to each other and engaging in lots of sex hold my interest in their relationship. Cora really didn’t have a personality that I could click with and I never felt like I knew her. She has no real moments that show off her life without Stig to give a sense of who she is as an individual.  Stig was more developed with his backstory as a dragon shifter but there needed to be more about his history with Cora to really  believe in his attraction to her. I also admit that I really love some good banter between love interests and probably unfairly anticipate it in romances since that’s really the best way to highlight their connection beyond sex. Cora and Stig have some history but they lacked that banter; that connection to make their relationship believable.

Perhaps DEAD SEXY DRAGON could have benefited from being longer as this story falls around the 100 page mark. I so wanted to like this book and enjoyed the dragon lore premise but in the end DEAD SEXY DRAGON left me feeling cold and unsatisfied. Hopefully the next book in the Dragon Heat series, RED HOT DRAGON coming out October 1, 2013 will be better.

Series

  1. Dead Sexy Dragon
  2. Red Hot Dragon

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