The Heart of the Dragon
As a reviewer, one runs out of ways to say “this book wasn’t bad”. Offer too little praise and you’re shortchanging an author who did a decent job, too much and you’re building unrealistic expectations. So, hey readers, this book was OK/not bad/nice/readable/alright/(any other phrase meaning pleasant but not earth shattering).
Lady Yelena’s father arranges her marriage to a fierce warrior, Prince Pietro, known as “The Dragon”. Although anxious about the match, Yelena is determined to make the best of matters, as her father depends on Pietro and his soldiers to keep their border safe from marauding neighbors. Fortunately, Yelena and Pietro have almost instant chemistry, making her strange new life as the wife of a man constantly at war not only bearable, but fulfilling. Their bond is strong when treachery rears its ugly head and threatens to tear them apart.
Yelena and Pietro are a nice pairing. Both are fierce, loyal, hardworking, and apparently, horny. There are a lot of pages of sex, but the characters are likable, the love scenes aren’t egregious or weird, so that’s OK. The plot is not bad, the writing is alright, so all in all this is a quite readable book, good for an afternoon’s diversion. My one minor complaint is that the book ended abruptly.
What else is there to say? Can you live without this book? Sure. Will you regret purchasing it? Probably not.