Review: Taken by a Dragon by Felicity Heaton

Posted March 16, 2015 by Carmel in Carmel, Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 17 Comments

Review: Taken by a Dragon by Felicity Heaton
Taken by a Dragon by Felicity Heaton
Series: Eternal Mates #7
Published by Indie
Published on: March 10, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 268
Format: eARC
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Possessed by a need to save a beautiful Amazon warrior from the vision he witnessed, Loke snatched her from the midst of the battle between the Third and Fifth realm of the demons, and carried her to his home deep in the black mountains of Hell to protect her. But as the fierce little female awakens, he finds she’s anything but grateful, and his dragon instincts roar to life to warn she might be more to him than an enemy—she might be his fated female.

Anais remembers meeting a handsome warrior in the heat of battle, a man who was her enemy but who looked at her with eyes that held dark heat and wicked promises. When she wakes to find that same dragon shifter has taken her captive, desire is the last thing on her mind, but escaping him to return to Archangel, the hunter organisation she works for, sounds less than appealing when he reveals the reason he took her—to stop her from dying.

Can Loke protect Anais from the dangers of his realm and how far will he go to save her from the future he keeps witnessing? Can Anais resist the fierce attraction that burns between them as hot as fire and stay true to Archangel or will her heart be taken by the dragon?

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Felicity Heaton’s out-of-the-box approach to shifters never ceases to amaze, and dragons, the most recent addition to the ETERNAL MATES series, were indeed the stuff made of legends. I loved how the author molded accepted characteristics into supernatural marvels, and the plot was so full bodied that I couldn’t even haphazard a guess as to the direction the future installments will take. I’m crossing my fingers for Bleu, but Taryn, Harbin, Emelia, Hartt, Fuery & Ren are all vying for my attention as well, ergo my darling Elf may just have to continue with his walk-on stints for a little while longer.

I’ve only read one set of novels that featured dragon shifters, and it was Young Adult, so I was looking forward to seeing what Paranormal Romance would have to offer as far as this fabled beast was concerned. I felt like a kid in a candy store with all of the new lore that Heaton infused this universe with. The breathing fire was a given, but the heat and healing aspects were not, nor were the prophetic visions, limitations on travelling between the realms because of witch-y interference, and the treasure hoarding amused me to no end. This book was an absolute riot from the opening chapter!

Loke was a magnificent character; I enjoyed everything about him. He’s lived such a simple life, and has for the most part cut himself off from dragon society because after six thousand years of existence, he’s grown tired of their frivolous ways. He saved one of his enemies from the battlefield after predicting her death which was an odd move, but it also played on every woman’s fantasy. *fans self* Anais’ unshakable faith in Archangel, questionable survival instincts, and overall naiveté had me second guessing her decisions; however she didn’t make the same mistake twice, so no harm no foul.

This installment had an abundance of action and romance which served as a reminder that even though I liked the previous two novellas, those extra one hundred pages make a huge difference. I thought that the author solved the dragon mortal realm banishment and mating predicaments adeptly, and the latter even lead to some light bondage which I’m never opposed to, especially when it’s the male who’s getting tied up. Loren, Thorne, Kyter, Cavanaugh & Bleu (have to save the best for last!) admirers will be contended with book 7 because they all turn up, although you might feel conflicted after meeting Loke.

TAKEN BY A DRAGON is a double entendre kind of title which means that Anais was a very lucky girl!

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17 responses to “Review: Taken by a Dragon by Felicity Heaton

  1. Hot, steamy dragon shifter romance? (Okay, I know there’s a pun in there somewhere, but I was up ’till 2AM reading, so, I’ve got nothing. *shakes head*) But all joking aside, this sounds fantastic. A dragon tired of this world would make the perfect sexy loner, and I love that Heaton has added some humor. All the elements of fantastic PNR. Great review.
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  2. DRAGONS CARMEL!!!!!!! Dragons. That’s all I need to know about this book really, but of course, I’ve been reading all your reviews for this series and it’s led me to buying the first book. Now I just need the time to read it! I can’t wait to dive into this world and meet all these swoon-worthy guys:)

  3. A “magnificent” character? Well, with praise like this, I can hardly NOT read this now, can I? I like the double entendre too 🙂 I haven’t read the series, but I’m all for imaginative use of the typical lore, and I like shifters, so this might just be a series for me 🙂 Another captivating review, Carmel – great job!
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