Series: Elder Races #1
Published by Penguin on 2011-05-03
Genres: Fiction, General, Paranormal, Romance
Source: Borrowed from a friend
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Half-human and half-Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful—and passionate—of the Elder Races.
As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they've ignited in each other.
Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul.
In light of recent copyright infringements where author(s) took particular romance novels and re-purposed them into LGBT romances….I can see this book smoothly transition into a romance between two men. Sadly, ever since that particular intellectual property theft case, every time I read a book now, I consider whether a book would still be good or better if it was gay romance. But seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed this book because there were secrets to discover and the story unfolds in such unexpected ways. The story is set in an earth that includes magical races of people – the Elder Races. There are magical places in this world that seemed so real and made me want to read more. It was like, when the story was over, I felt like I had come home from a vacation with aches in my soul to go back. There are two main secrets about the female antagonist of the story, Pia Giovanni, that were beyond intriguing to discover. No spoilers, but she is a shape-shifter and when her true form is revealed excitement explodes. This book has successfully set this up to be a great series, and I want to read more stories of the Elder Races! It is already a big series. I plan to read every one of them. The main critique of the book is that it was too roller coaster. It was either really slow or very exciting. So, I found myself on the slow parts putting the book down for a break more often; thus, it took me longer to read than usual. Nonetheless, by the end of the book, I couldn’t wait for more. I’ll be buying the next book today through Amazon!!! Just a note, I read this book in paperback, but I prefer to read on my Kindle, so I’m betting that book two won’t take long to devour. Will she be in more danger now that she can shift to her true shape?!!! Ack!
I borrowed this book from Annie. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.
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