Release Day Review: I Dream of Dragons (Boston Dragons #1) by Ashlyn Chase

April 5, 2016 Review 2

Release Day Review:  I Dream of Dragons (Boston Dragons #1) by Ashlyn ChaseI Dream of Dragons by Ashlyn Chase
Series: Boston Dragons, #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 5, 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Romantic, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 352 pages
Source: NetGalley
Sexual Content: graphic sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kristina
3 Stars

THE HEAT IS ON
When Rory Arish and his two fiery dragon siblings are run out of their ancestral Irish home, it seems their luck has run out-until they arrive in Boston and find a paranormal-friendly apartment building. Finally, Rory has a place to call home. There's only one problem: Rory's new lair has simultaneously been rented to an infuriating woman who is as stubborn as she is beautiful and will not leave 'her' apartment matter how steamed he may be...

AND SPARKS FLY
Amber McNally is a down-on-her-luck flight attendant. She needs this apartment, and not even a fire-breathing dragon with his Irish charm and scorching good looks is going to scare her away. Holing up in their respective corners, a battle of wills ensues. Who will be the first to blink...or give in to their off-the-charts chemistry and decide to make this unorthodox living arrangement a little more permanent?

I DREAM OF DRAGONS is a lighthearted and at times very silly paranormal romance. I was confused as to what the title has to do with the story. There are dragons but nothing about dreams or genies. At first I thought it was a play on "I Dream of Genie" but alas, no genies. The characters were amusing and I loved Rory and his sisters dynamics with each other. The way Rory and Amber meet was hilarious as they each tried to come up with ways to 'share' the apartment. This dilemma was a great way to get them to fall in love pretty quickly.  The other characters, most of which are paranormal residents of the apartment complex are pretty interesting and fun to see interact with Rory and Amber. I was put off by Rory and his sisters' Irish accents. Maybe it's the grammar nerd in me but having to read sentences with "me" instead of "my" in them was really annoying after the hundredth time.

The story was a bit full and confusing with leprechauns stealing the dragons' gold forcing Rory and his sisters to move along with Amber finding out she is a modern day muse of Mother Earth. Along with that there is yet another story line involving Rory's sister and her relationship with a human. Then, halfway through there is another story line involving Rory's cousins trying to steal their ancestral home due to some family drama in the past. Then there are the POVs which are many and help to make the story even more confusing. I enjoyed the muse story line and seeing how Amber tries to adjust to her muse of air travel position which leads to a few funny moments. I don't really understand the need for a muse of air travel as muses are supposed to inspire and being able to fly a plane is more of a technical skill that doesn't need inspiration.  Mother Nature's sarcastic personality was fun and I liked how she liked to play games with people. I would have like to meet more muses and figure out more about what it is like to be a muse.

This book is pretty good if you don't think to hard about the logic and as I write this review I keep thinking back and finding things that didn't make sense in the story. I DREAM OF DRAGONS is the first in the Boston Dragons series so perhaps the meandering plots and logic issues I had will get better in the following installments.

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2 Responses to “Release Day Review: I Dream of Dragons (Boston Dragons #1) by Ashlyn Chase”

  1. Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures

    Wonderful review. I agree the title is miss leading. I enjoyed the light heartedness of this story and the quirkiness. I did have trouble with all the different plot stories it felt weird, but Mother Nature and the fun dialogue made this one enjoyable.

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