Title: Waterfall (Dragon's Fate #1)
Author: Lacy Danes
Source: Received through blog tour in exchange for an honest review
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…
Waterfall is the first book in the new Dragon's Fate series by Lacy Danes. Jordan and his brothers are part dragon, though they are cursed to stay in human form. They have been losing their powers, and their only hope is to find their destined mates – which they have been waiting years for. To see if a woman is their mate, they must bite her. If she lives, she is their mate – all others die.
Jordan finds Celeste, who is dying after being injured in a shipwreck. To end her suffering, he bites her. A few days later, he finds out that she has lived and is married to the Duke of Hudson. Once they meet, they feel an undeniable connection. Jordan must convince her that she is married to the wrong man, and that she is his mate.
The story is set in the 17th century in London. It has more erotic content than I am used to reading in a historical romance. The sex scenes are pretty descriptive and steamy. Jordan and Celeste's sexual relationship happened rather quickly though. I like for there to be more build up, but it's understandable considering the short length of the story. With novellas, there's not a whole lot of time to get to know the characters and find out more on their background. There are quite a few different words used to describe the man and woman parts during the sex scenes. I was a bit distracted at the changing of terms, and found myself laughing out loud at one of the descriptions (which isn't exactly a good thing when reading steamy, passionate love making).
The whole story has a mysterious feel to it. There's a lot of unexplained things going on – things that never do get explained. The plot is interesting, just a bit rushed. Overall, it's an enjoyable book. If you're looking for a mixture of historical, paranormal, and erotic – then this is the book for you!
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