This is a pretty cliche Paranormal Romance, that isn’t very well written. Its not horrible, but its no Amaryllis.
Its pretty par for the course plot-wise, but it has a sarcastic voice that is appealing. It won’t be appealing to anyone who doesn’t like romance novels.
She stole from a Dragon, and now she’s been caught by him.
Pia has been blackmailed into stealing something from the Dragon Dragos. She stole a penny. She puts a spell on her ex so he can’t speak about her, and goes on the lamb. She runs to the Elven lands in the south. Dragos uses a witch to track Pia down, and comes to her in her dreams. Dragos finds her shortly.
The two are strong armed into leaving Elven territory and are promptly abducted by goblins working for Dragos’ arch-nemesis the Dark Elf lord. Dragos breaks them out, they sleep together and go back to his penthouse. Dragos puts her under guard.
Pia discovers she’s pregnant, get abducted by Dark Elves and taken to the other world. She gets free and Dragos rescues her.
This is the most ridiculous book I’ve ever read.
This is just silly. He’s huge, hung, dark and broody. Of course the instantly are attracted to each other (she after all, is some mysterious sparkly (literally) creature and she STOLE FROM HIM!). Of course they hook up (a lot). Its all the cliches. But its actually fun? Its so over the top ridiculous that its fun? It takes itself pretty serious, but at the same time it knows what it is. This book was stupid, and stupidly fun.
The plot is silly and predictable. The characters are pretty amusing, except for the ones that are the VILLAIN, and the barely touched on Elves. The setting was pretty compelling. Its an interesting world where people know about the Elder Races and there are holes into the other world.
I think people who like Paranormal Romance, or Romance in general would like this book. Its stupidly fun.
There are so many flaws! Seriously. Why the insta-romance? What’s so special about Pia? OMG, you’re a big beautiful man I love you! You’re a beautiful (sparkly) woman I must have you! Seriously, this book is not big on plot.
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A sarcastic heroine, some subverting of gender roles, and some lady power all in a ridiculous wrapping.
Book Discussion Questions and Ideas
What did you think about the reveal of Pia’s supernatural self?
Discuss Pia and Dragos’ relationship.
What do you think of the world Thea Harrison has built?
RITA Award for Paranormal Romance
Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award – Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: 2011
Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award – Book of the Year: 2011
Why I Chose It
I wanted to go full Paranormal Romance so I looked at all the RITA winners for Paranormal Romance and this seemed like the most ridiculous plot I could handle.