Trapped in an alien spacecraft through no fault of her own, Jessie Knight is jettisoned into space and intercepted by a mysterious group of soldiers who call themselves dragon shifters. Thrust into a world of myth, legend, and danger, she discovers she may not be entirely human as she begins to develop latent powers that both captivate and mystify her. Placed under the protection of a gorgeous dragon shifter named Orik, she quickly realizes she must conceal her new abilities or be declared his enemy.
No one knows better than Orik Theroux of the King’s Guard that witches are heartless and ruthless killers who must be stamped out of existence. Orphaned by a group of them at a young age, he has vowed to destroy every last witch who crosses his path…until he begins to fall for an exquisite human female who turns out to be more than she seems. When the palace is besieged by witches, he must decide if he can trust Jessie with his life…and his heart.
I think I might have liked this one even more than Tempting the Dragon King, the first book in the Dragon Lords series. That always bodes well when you’re starting a new to you series. 😉
Orik was such a broken, stubborn dragon. He had good reasons to be leery of Jessie. Reasons that went beyond his responsibility to the protect the King. It seemed way to coincidental to him that two travelers from Earth would end up in their kingdom under much the same circumstances. Plus, there was something not quite right about Jessie that made him want to keep his distance, but his attraction to her made that almost impossible.
I loved Jessie from the beginning. She was such a strong character. Most people wouldn’t have handled the situation that she was thrown into nearly as well. Not that things weren’t difficult. She understood Orik’s hesitance to trust her initially, but she also sensed that the attraction he felt was just as strong as hers was toward him.
Besides the inevitable relationship between Orik and Jessie, there was a lot more going on in Seduced by the Dragon Lord. There was a traitor in the Kingdom and would stop at nothing to get what he wanted. So, danger, betrayal, romance, suspense, humor… this story had plenty to keep the pages turning.
Dragon Lords is a spin-off series of Shadow Quest. I’ve only read The Demon’s Possession, but since characters from Shadow Quest show up in the Dragon Lords from time to time, it probably won’t be long before I pick up The Demon Slave so I can get acquainted with them all 😉