I’m turned on by a dragon, and it’s a little worrying.
Hero: Kael. Dragon shifter. Realizes his true mate is Claudia (who he calls “Clau-dah” because he has a hard time with english). He lusts after her fierce and even brings her a dead goat for her to eat! Why won’t she just get naked and love him forever??
Heroine: Claudia.Terrified of dragons (as they are burning down her world), captured and sent to “tame” one of them. She has no idea they shift into men until Kael is standing in front of her with a large….body. He protects her, cares for her, and never forces himself on her. She slowly falls in love and together they fight in this dark, crazy world.
There’s a look of stark, sultry pleasure on his face. It’s the look of an extremely aroused male, covetous and sexual all at once. And he’s watching me in the mirror, like he’s noting my reactions to his touch. As I realize this, his big hand flexes on my stomach, and I suck in a breath when it slides up to cup one of my breasts. One thumb-claw grazes over my nipple in a gentle exploration.
And always, his gaze is locked on mine.
I can’t help the whimper that escapes my throat. It shouldn’t feel this good, should it?
He goes still against me. As I watch, his nostrils flare. “Clau-dah,” he growls, voice ragged. His other hand moves to cup my other breast, and as I watch in the mirror, he begins to play with both, stroking and teasing my nipples into hard points.
Of course I respond. The feel of the big, protective male pressing against my back and his hands caressing my breasts? The knowledge that this is wrong and slightly dirty because he’s the enemy and dangerous? It all makes me incredibly aroused. A little moan escapes my throat, and I close my eyes, leaning into his caress as he continues to tease my nipples ever so gently with those big, scary claws. I can feel myself growing slick between my thighs.
Kael inhales deeply again and then says my name once more. “Clau-dah.” He’s practically purring.
“Yeah, I know,” I murmur, both turned on and embarrassed at the fact that he’s smelling the wetness of my pussy on the air. It’s not like I can stop it, though. Not with how intensely he’s watching me in the mirror. Like my pleasure is the only thing that matters.
And that is an incredible turn-on.
Because I’m turned on, maybe my natural instincts to be wary around Kael are falling away. Because I want to touch him, too. I slide a hand backward, reaching for that thick, unusual mane of hair. He buries his face against my neck, inhales deeply, and his fingers drag over my nipples again. God, I am getting so wet from this.
I really liked this book – this is the first time I’ve read Ruby Dixon (I know her Ice Planet series is popular and I really need to try it). Claudia is a great heroine – fighting to keep herself alive in this dark, violent world I loved her. Although Kael recognizes her as his mate, it is a slow build to their relationship and I love how they had to fight to make it work. The language barrier makes for some good laughs at the beginning. (Eventually they mate and can speak telepathically) It’s hard for Kael to control his dragon side and has more of a caveman train of thought…he is very cute. And only wants to keep “Clau-dah” safe. Picking up book two this week. Sheena has read both this week and loved as well.
They are on Kindle Unlimited if you have it. Super fun!