Red Hot Dragon
by Lolita Lopez
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Reviewed by: Kristina | Source: NetGalley
Griffin Cadogan is shocked to see Avani Monroe, sworn enemy of his dragon family, walk into his gym. With his mating phase soon approaching, Griffin is curious as to why she has to come enemy territory knowing the risks. Not only does she surprise Griffin and his cousin, Mad, by coming to enemy territory, but what she wants is borderline insane-Griffin must help her have a baby.
After her mother’s line was annihilated by the Knights, Avani accepted her duty to ensure the continuation of their unique dragon breed. She’s searched the dragon registries and Griffin is the most likely candidate for her crazy plan. Working up the courage to approach a man who considers her an enemy wasn’t easy but she manages to calmly lay out her carefully orchestrated plan.
But Griffin isn’t about to agree to her harsh terms. If she wants him to father her child, he intends to play an active role in his offspring’s life, not simply walk away as she requires. Shocked by her instant attraction to him, she agrees to his terms. Once together, they realize their connection is about more than creating a child, but that happiness is short-lived when Mad suddenly disappears. Knowing the dragon slayers are behind it, Griffin must risk it all to save the ones he loves.
The plot in RED HOT DRAGON felt rushed with more focus on the sex scenes than the romantic development or the plot. I felt left out of the exciting and very fun sounding kidnapping story happening somewhere else especially when its resolution appeared to be an afterthought to the next sex scene. Perhaps there are some readers who just want sex in their books and that’s fine but with such an interesting series plot line involving a group of knights and dragons embroiled in a centuries long war I was anticipating more time to be spent on that and also some time spent getting to know Griffin and Avani better in RED HOT DRAGON.
I enjoyed the romance between Griffin and Avani and how it progressed smoothly throughout the story. Both Griffin and Avani are smart, complex characters who’s backstories are equally compelling and I would have loved to spend more time learning about their respective lives.They both approach the relationship as a sort of business arrangement but eventually it becomes something more. The arrangement for Griffin to be her ‘baby daddy’ is a really unique idea and it was fun to see them hash out the details of their plan knowing that they were going to end up together in the end. While the developing relationship felt rushed it made sense in how it developed and I enjoyed seeing them come to the realization that they wanted to be together beyond the terms of their arrangement.
RED HOT DRAGON is sexy erotic fun for those that are looking for a light-on-plot romance with two very sexy,red hot dragons. Unfortunately it was so short of a book it felt rushed and I didn’t feel any solid connection to the interesting characters or the compelling story lines. Currently there is no information about another book but there is definitely room for more stories in the Dragon Heat series.
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- Deadly Destinations: Gina Rosati & win AURACLEAugust 8, 2012