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Monday, March 21, 2016

REVIEW: Dragon Storm by Katie MacAlister!

Release Date: November 24, 2015

Type: Series, Book 2, Spin-off series, Paranormal Romance, Dragons, Mates, sex toys?

About the Book: TURN ON THE CHARM

According to some (including himself), Constantine is one of the greatest heroes of dragonkin who ever lived. Too bad he's now lonelier than ever and his biggest adventure involves a blow-up sheep—until he has an opportunity to save his kind once again. All Constantine has to do is break into a demon's dungeon, steal an ancient artifact, and reverse a deadly curse. The plan certainly does not involve rescuing a woman...

TURN UP THE HEAT

Bee isn't sure whether to be infuriated or relieved when Constantine pops up in her prison. The broody, brawny shifter lights her fire in a way no one ever has before, yet how far can she really trust him? Their chemistry may be off the charts, but when push comes to shove, Constantine will have to make a crucial choice: to save the dragons or the woman he's grown to love with fierce intensity. [Description from Goodreads.com]

My Review: Okay, I’ve been a fan of Katie MacAlister for years, and I’ve been reading the Dragon series since it started. So really, I wasn’t sure she could go much further in this world. Hadn’t she done everything already?

Well no, actually, she hadn’t. She found a whole new curve to throw at everyone with the Black Dragons series. Though, not-so-spoiler alert, Constantine isn’t really a Black dragon. Or alive.

I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t sure I would like this book. Constantine showed up several books ago, and he was a rather annoying side character. Entertaining, yes, but he could get old real fast. So I was worried his own book would be too much to handle, if not outright bad. But I shouldn’t have doubted Katie, because she made sure Constantine maintained his previous characteristics and yet still filled that hero role like it was made for him. It turns out, I didn’t dislike Constantine after all - in fact, now he might be one of my favorites.

And his relationship with Bee is perfect. Bee is just similar yet opposite enough to mesh with Constantine’s overbearing personality. They clearly go together, as their sense of humors match. And that’s why I love this author so much, she writes strong  but quirky heroines that I could seriously see myself being friends with. She also does a great job writing hilarious sidekicks - such as Gary the talking head in this volume.

There’s no specific reason why this book isn’t getting five stars. There’s not a list of issues or whatever else. I’m giving it four stars because it just doesn’t feel like a “perfect” book. There’s always room for improvement, though in my eyes, Katie MacAlister is pretty darn close. I can’t wait for the next book in the series, Dragon Soul!

Cover Lovin’: Uhh yeah! I definitely love this cover. And it fits in perfectly with the rest of the books in this series.

Recommendation: This would be a tough book to jump into with no prior knowledge of the rest of the series. So it’s best to start with at least the beginning of the Black Dragons series (Dragon Fall, see the link below!), if not all the way to You Slay Me!

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE (⅘) stars! Loved this. Constantine is a perfectly imperfect hero, with a great sense of humor. And now I can’t wait for the next book!

Make sure to check out the previous book in this series, Dragon Fall, and see where it all began in You Slay Me!

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for a review.

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