Dragons Fate: Waterfall (1)
By Lacy Danes
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Published Jan 2013
Published Jan 2013
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd
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WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT FOR 18+
Summary: "It’s easy to fall in love. Destiny requires tooth and claw.
Dragon’s Fate, Book 1
Curses are designed to be cruel, but the one afflicting Jordan and his brothers is almost beyond bearing. A dragon born by blood magic, he is an immortal trapped in human form, with only one hope of finding his eternal mate. He must bite her—and pray she lives.
One dark night, he senses the wounded heartbeat of a woman in the shadows, begging him to end her life. Ever the gentleman, he chivalrously obliges her wish. Only to discover three days later that she lives. And has married another.
Celeste always dreamed of marrying for love, but the nightmare of living in her father’s home drives her to wed the Duke of Hudson. Yet on her wedding eve, she is compelled to follow a mysterious man who professes to know her secret. A man with curious blue scales on his muscular arms—whose shadowed eyes reflect a dangerous mix of destiny and desire…"
Review: This book was a bit different for me, but enjoyable non-the-less. Definitely not my normal 'dragon' read. In fact, I didn't even feel as though they were dragons. There is a brief mention of scales on their arms yet otherwise, nothing. So I prefer to just view them as to what they call themselves. The Zir. A race all their own.
The premise is interesting and drew me quickly into the book. Four brothers are cursed. They know very little of who or what they are. They are immortal and are looking for their mates as they watch their powers diminish over time. The problem is that they have no clue who each of their mates may be. The way to find out it to bite them. However, if the woman is not meant to be theirs. the woman will die.
Jordan is the main character. One of the dragon brothers, with an elemental control over water. In a show of mercy, he unknowingly meets his mate. By the time he realizes it, she is wed to another. She is Celeste. Somewhat naive yet caring, Celeste is torn between duty and desire.
To keep the story from being a simplistic, straight forward erotic romance, we have Celeste's husband (Hudson) who is in contact with other beings and has a twisted agenda of his own. Also, Celeste hears a voice in her head who seems to know more about the curse placed upon the brothers.
While short this was still an enjoyable book with unique characters. I hope to learn more about the other brothers as time goes on. Each so far seems very unique. Jordan left me with mixed emotions. While I understand his need to have his chosen mate, he also is a bit selfish as to how he goes about it. Celeste, while I LOVE the name, her character I just couldn't feel much for one way or another. She just didn't feel very real. The one thing I did greatly enjoy was how the author changes perspectives between characters.
This is a series I will continue reading. While it is not a "top series," in way of interest, it still sparked enough to want to know more about the brothers and their curse. A good read for supernatural, urban-fantasy fans of 18+ years of age.