Series: Highland Dragon, #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on December 2, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romantic
Pages: 352 pages
Sexual Content: some sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kristina
Regina Talbot-Jones has always known her rambling family home was haunted. She also knows her brother has invited one of his friends to attend an ill-conceived séance. She didn't count on that friend being so handsome... and she certainly didn't expect him to be a dragon.
Scottish Highlander Colin MacAlasdair has hidden his true nature for his entire life, but the moment he sets eyes on Regina, he knows he has to have her. In his hundreds of years, he's never met a woman who could understand him so thoroughly... or touch him so deeply. Bound by their mutual loneliness, drawn by the fire awakening inside of them, Colin and Regina must work together to defeat a vengeful spirit - and discover whether their growing love is powerful enough to defy convention.
THE HIGHLAND DRAGON'S LADY is a good gothic ghost story combined with dragons because why not! I enjoyed the way the mystery of the spirit haunting the house started to unravel with a classic seance gone wrong scene but the worldbuilding was a bit hard for me to grasp. I am not sure if it was an "I haven't read the first book" situation or I just was not getting something because I did feel a little lost as to what was going on aside from the fact that a spirit was haunting a residence. Also, the story didn't really have much in the way of dragons which is fine for a gothic novel...not a story whose dragon doesn't come off as very dragon-like.
Reggie is spunky and adventurous, the exact opposite of what a Victorian lady should be which I loved. Her verbal sparing with Colin is really fun especially in their first meeting. I didn't really get a centuries old Highland Dragon vibe from Colin. He was very passive throughout the story. Colin is supposed to be a Highlander and a dragon but he just comes off as a mild mannered Scotsman which wouldn't be bad in another book. Their relationship just kind of happened with no passion really felt between them. I do question just how they are going to get through the whole Reggie not living as long as Colin issue.
THE HIGHLAND DRAGON'S LADY was an okay story with an interesting premise and some fun banter between Reggie and Colin. There was Colin and mentions of others but he seemed to be the only one in existence for this story. I also had some trouble focusing on what was happening as there was so much going on.
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