Red Hot Dragon
by Lolita Lopez Series: Dragon Heat #2 Genres: Paranormal Romance Published by Forever Yours
on October 1st, 2013 Format: Ebook Pages:
128 Source: NetGalley Reviewed by:
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Griffin Cadogan is shocked to see Avani Monroe, sworn enemy of his dragon family, walk into his gym. With his mating phase soon approaching, Griffin is curious as to why she has to come enemy territory knowing the risks. Not only does she surprise Griffin and his cousin, Mad, by coming to enemy territory, but what she wants is borderline insane-Griffin must help her have a baby.
After her mother's line was annihilated by the Knights, Avani accepted her duty to ensure the continuation of their unique dragon breed. She's searched the dragon registries and Griffin is the most likely candidate for her crazy plan. Working up the courage to approach a man who considers her an enemy wasn't easy but she manages to calmly lay out her carefully orchestrated plan.
But Griffin isn't about to agree to her harsh terms. If she wants him to father her child, he intends to play an active role in his offspring's life, not simply walk away as she requires. Shocked by her instant attraction to him, she agrees to his terms. Once together, they realize their connection is about more than creating a child, but that happiness is short-lived when Mad suddenly disappears. Knowing the dragon slayers are behind it, Griffin must risk it all to save the ones he loves.
Having recently finished Dead Sexy Dragon I was curious as to how this series would continue; enter Red Hot Dragon the second book. Each book is independent of the other so reading out of order can be easily done.
This story focuses on Griffin and Amani’s journey. Their two families have been “at war” for years and any relationship between the two is almost forbidden. When Amani requests a favor from Griffin he surprising agrees and that changes everything for them.
I really liked Red Hot Dragon; a little bit more than Dead Sexy Dragon. I think it was Griffin’s character. He has that easy going, care-free type character which was completely different than Stig’s remote, leave me alone type attitude.
The sexual situations were explicit and super-hot. Griffin’s and Amani’s relationship was one that balances each of them and makes for a better couple.
Overall another great novella from Lolita Lopez and I am looking forward to completing this series with Wicked Dark Dragon which releases in March 2015 and is the story of Griffin’s cousin Ian who we glimpse in Red Hot Dragon.
Dead Sexy Dragon
by Lolita Lopez Series: Dragon Heat #1 Genres: Paranormal Romance Published by Forever Yours
on August 6th, 2013 Format: Ebook Pages:
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The last thing dragon shifter Stig Wyvern needs is his dead friend’s kid sister showing up on his doorstep. He’s just minutes away from entering a mating phase. Sharing his isolated house with the young woman he’s desperately lusted after for quite some time is a recipe for disaster.
But Cora Cardenas has nowhere else to go. She’s in deep trouble with some really nasty people and Stig is the only one who can protect her. That he’s deliciously sexy and makes her tingle with the simplest of smiles is just a bonus.
Cora quickly realizes Stig is hiding something from her. To make matters worse, she’s plagued with breathtakingly naughty dreams starring a shadowed lover who bears a startling resemblance to her host. And just what the hell is going on down in the basement at night?
Stig needs to get Cora out of his house but his inner beast has other ideas. He’s found his mate and she’s not going anywhere...
Reviewed by Sherri:
This was a fun cute read that had a new twist in regards to dragons. As with most novellas you are left with wanting more and that is true of Dead Sexy Dragon. The book is part of a trilogy but they are all novella reads at around 130 pages which I haven’t run across before.
The story focuses on Stig and Cora’s relationship. Cora is the younger sister of Stig’s best friend who was unexpectantly killed a couple of months beforehand. When Cora gets herself into a deadly situation, she runs to the only person she trusts which is Stig.
Stig is a dragonshifter who is a member of “The Brotherhood of the Green Hide”; which is a group of dragons who protect the dragon tribes from “The Knights of St. George,” an old society charged with the destruction of the dragon race. Stig is a bit remote and aloof and Cora entering his home during a critical time for his dragon causes him some issues; namely, his attraction to Cora and her attraction to him.
It took a bit for Cora to grow on me; mainly because I can’t abide the “too stupid to live” heroine and Cora was on the verge of becoming that for based on her actions which got her into the deadly situation.
There are graphic sexual situations so if you are not a fan of those then this is not the read for you. If you are looking for those, then let me say two words “dream sex.” Yowsah!!! If you’ve read the book you will know exactly what scene I am talking about.
Overall, Dead Sexy Dragon was a fun read; with unique world and conflict between the two organizations. If you are looking for something short and spicy, check our Stig and Cora’s story.