Rough and Tumble by Leah Blake

ecm-lb-lyd-roughandtumble3150114_0226Title: Rough and Tumble
Series: Love Your Dragon, #2
Author: Leah Blake
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (Approximately 82 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc (January 24th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Jarrek Castalline is on the hunt for his kidnapped brother. When he ambushes the crew on the transporter where his brother disappeared, he discovers his mate is the commanding officer. Abducting his mate seems like a good idea at first, but by the time he reaches his hideaway, he can barely resist his fierce attraction to the unconscious and handsome captive.

Valken wakes to find himself captive to one of the Hynesin heirs, and his mate. Unfortunately, their first meeting goes south fast. Valken has little hope of convincing Jarrek he is not the enemy when his mate’s oldest brother is around, but he knows time is critical. His dragon needs to protect and claim his mate. He must get Jarrek safely on board the Dalistine before their enemies hunt them down and destroy them.

When Jarrek’s oldest brother goes missing, he and Valken realize that their enemies are closing in on them. Can Jarrek trust Valken to save his brother? Can Valken keep his mate alive?

ISBN: 978-1-63258-922-4

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Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.

While looking for his missing younger brother that he believes has been kidnapped, Jarrek comes across his mate Valken. At first Jarrek is confused by what he feels, and tries to stay away thinking that Valken is his enemy. Valken doesn’t not help matters by keeping his mouth shut about what has been going on either.

Valken is not a happy man. He has been taken hostage off his own ship, by his mate and Jarrek’s older brother. Unbeknownst to the brothers he could have escaped at any time. He is just biding his time until he can claim his mate.
I liked both MCs in this book. Jarrek is doing what he thinks is the right thing, even though he knows Valken his is mate. Valken is a little put out that his mate is denying him. Plus the fact that he is being held captive. When the two finally clear things up they are pretty explosives, and really sexy.

The writing was done well and moved fast. More information is given about the heirs and their gifts. Also, it gives insight to the next books coming in the series. I also like the unique take on the dragon lore. I always enjoy reading about different takes on well-known themes. I look forward to the next books in the series.

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