Dragon Fall by Katie MacAlister
Series: Dragon Fall #1
Published by Forever
Published on: July 28, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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YOU FLIRT WITH FIRE...
For Aoife Dakar, seeing is believing-and she's seen some extraordinary things. It's too bad no one else believes that she witnessed a supernatural murder at an outdoor fair. Returning to the scene for proof, Aoife encounters a wise-cracking demon dog-and a gloriously naked man who can shift into a dragon and kiss like a god. Now thrust into a fantastical world that's both exhilarating and terrifying, Aoife is about to learn just how hot a dragon's fire burns.
WHEN YOU DATE A DRAGON
Kostya has no time for a human woman with endless questions, no matter how gorgeous or tempting she is. He must break the curse that has splintered the dragon clans before more of his kind die. But his powerful attraction to Aoife runs much deeper than the physical-and there may be more to her than even his sharp dragon eyes can see. To survive the coming battle for the fate of his race, he needs a mate of true heart and soul . . .
A few months back I bought my first books by this author at my local used bookstore. They were all dragon books, but nothing was in any series order and I still haven’t read them. So when I saw this book on Amazon on sale(at that time) I didn’t hesitate to buy it. Didn’t hurt that it was book one in a new series, although it’s very obvious that the many characters, besides the main female character, have been characters in other books of this author’s different dragons series.
Aoife first became involved in the supernatural world after visiting a small traveling carnival. Everything she sees is based in the supernatural, but she just thinks it’s all a scam/and or fun. She manages to be given(not on purpose)a magic ring while there. But after witnessing the impossible, she ends up in an insane assylum. Two years later, she’s back at her family’s home and alone for the first time. What she witnessed before, is nothing compared to what is coming her way now. Long story short, she finds a lost dog and takes it to a vet. The dog leads her to a body of a man on the beach. The man, Kostya, is a black dragon, and the dog is a lesser demon named, Jim. And Jim can talk. He ended up being my favorite part of the read and actually was the cause of any laughing that I did while reading. Talk about a dog with attitude! Yes, there was some laughing out loud here.
Aoife actually drove me crazy. She’s a non-stop talker and at times I really wanted her to shut up. I know she was supposed to be humorous, but to me not so much. Kostya was arrogant and uncommunicative. I thought he was at his most humorous when he awakes at the doctors office. That part was funny! So neither main character was a favorite for me. We are also introduced to Kostya’s brother, Drake, and his mate, Aisling. I liked Aisling a lot, but not so much Drake-because he’s a lot like his brother.
The premise revolves around not only the romance between Kostya and Aoife, but also the war between the red dragons and the black dragons, due to a curse. It all comes down to Aoife-can she help break the curse or not? And what, if anything, can the magic ring do? There is, of course, some world building about dragons and mates and I did enjoy that aspect. A twist I never saw coming was a pretty different part of the read as well.
I am not going to let not liking the main characters make me not read anything more by this author. I have heard that her books are pretty much all humorous and some reviewers even say that this is not her best one. I can’t speak to that because this is the only one I have read. Actually, Jim, the demon dog, made this worth the read. He’s in other books, so I would definitely read anything else he is involved in. I would also like to read the book where Drake and Aisling meet, as well.
Recommended to adult paranormal romance readers.