Release Date: July 28, 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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.
I can always rely on Katie MacAlister to deliver a humorous book. It doesn't matter if mythical reptiles are warring with each other, or that demons are involved, KMacAlister will always find a way to make things light, silly, and LOL funny. Oh man, DRAGON FALL might not be as intense or as girpping as other PNR novels out there, but it sure is very entertaining. It's one of those novels that felt like a (book) vacation to me, a break from the serious stuff, and a chance to just kick it and have fun.
I liked DRAGON FALL because:
- DRAGON FALL is one of those diverse novels. The story started in a GothFaire in Sweden then moved and concluded in Paris. Aside from these century-old Dragons, the heroine, Aoife Dakar, is half-Irish half-Senagalese who was born in America and lived in Sweden.
- I loved how KMacAlister relayed the myth about the dragons, their curse, and everything else in between. Bits and pieces of info were relayed throughout the novel but she introduced it to Aoife and her readers via fairytale-like storytelling.
- Aoife is one hilarious heroine. A little background, when Aoife first encountered these dragons, nobody believed her and her siblings committed her to a mental institution where she got sporadic shock treatments for two years! Which was all in vain because she's not insane!
Anyway, so upon learning that she's dragons are real, naturally Aoife started getting paranoid thinking she's having another breakdown. This resulted to a lot of silly conversations, reactions, and creative cursing which totally endeared me to her.
- As for Kostya, the black dragon is hot but far from charming. He's very serious, hardly has a sense of humor, but Aoife managed to "handle" him in such a way that they compliment each other. The resulting romance between the two is a sexy comedy to say the least.
- I have to mention Jim, the demon who can shapeshift but prefers to be a Newfoundland because he has good looking bits. Jim totally stole the scene and Kostya's thunder! His interactions with Aoife are priceless and the source of a lot of giggle snorting on my part.
DRAGON FALL gave me good time. And don't get me wrong, it's not just funnies, things got hairy and serious in the last quarter. Aoife might be taking things with a huge dose of humor but this thing with the dragons and demons is no laughing matter. So I can safely say that Black Dragon is a comedy with substance. And if you're planning to try this series, just have the same expectations that you have when reading Molly Harper or Eve Langlais, that you're going to partake on a sexy comedic adventure.