Series: Highland Dragons #1
Author: Charlie Richards
Genre: MM / Fantasy
Length: Novella (105 pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (June 1st, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Two men. One wants to kill the dragon. One wants to capture it. Both have secrets.
When men from the northern town of Brock come to Adencass, sharing tales of a dragon, Ian MacGree thinks it’s a ploy to get out of sending their share of support. His father, Chieftain Goth, sends Ian to discover the truth. Never does he think the stories of a dragon terrorizing the area would be true until he runs into Roark, who claims to be a dragon hunter. Ian’s attraction to Roark is almost instantaneous, but as the second son of the chieftain, romance has no place in his life, for his father plans to wed him to another to seal an alliance. But he’s not the only one with secrets. When he discovers Roark’s, will their secrets bring them together or drive them apart?
Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/for-a-dragons-touch/
Review: I just love a nicely spun erotic tale with dragons. But, when in that tale we have the added bonus of men in kilts, well what more can one ask?
I loved this novella. It was fascinating and extremely gripping. As the title of the series (because yes! this is a series) says, this the tale of a Highland Dragon, Roark and how he met his soul mate in the face of Ian. The plot was fun. Ian was sent to kill a dragon only to fall for one himself. The eroticism between them was fantastic, the writing skills more than good, and we had the opportunity to feel the heat between the pair and experience it as if we were there ourselves.
The plot also caught me unaware, because while I knew it’d have a nice ending, for a moment or two I was afraid it’d be a cliffhanger instead, when Ian practically abandons Roark in order to return to his clan and his duties as a Chieftain’s son. It served to heighten the anticipation and intensity levels a bit and it managed to do so rather handsomely. I loved Ian as a character there, he was appealing before, but at that moment, he became more and showed some depth of personality. while Roark showed a lovely side that makes dragon lovers love them all the more.
If I had some issues with the usage of the words “bisexual” and “lube” in a context that is supposed to be of a time long ago, making such words perhaps unavailable back then, I overcame them quickly. The writing was good enough for me not to mind such slips at all and the pace set was amazing. I was so lost in the story that I literally inhaled it in a matter of a couple of hours, and I was left satisfied and wanting for more, already anticipating the next one of the series to come.
So if you, like me, love a tale of erotic romance between dragons and humans, men that make your heart beat faster and also well written then recommend this book to you certain you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. It was great.