by Thea Harrison
|I avoided this book for a long time simply because of the cover. It is so incredibly ridiculous. The reviews for this on Goodreads were really good, so I gave it a go anyway.
I thought that this was going to be a lot darker than it was. It seemed like it was on that route and then veered off. Pia steals a penny from the Dragos and he is enraged. The whole set up for this was really great. Then he basically corners her and it’s instalove time. He sees her and she sees him and they must have each other. *Eye roll*. Then they go back to his building and it turns into some reality TV plot. The best part of the book is when they are interacting with the Fae, but that conflict is quickly resolved way too soon.
Some of the character development is really good. I really liked Dragos, but the problem I had with him was his dialogue. It didn’t quite match with his personality or seemed off at times, or maybe, again, that is me wanting him and the story to be darker. Pia is just ridiculous. She complains non-stop for anything and everything. It’s not a horrible book, but I think it depends on what you like. If you want light-hearted and silly with sprinkle of Lisa Frank Erotica, this is for you.
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.