Friday, April 23, 2010

I Married a Dragon

Title: I Married a Dragon
Author: Beverly Rae
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-60504-957-1
Genre: [M/F] Contemporary Paranormal
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Mystical Nymph

Christie Taylor’s middle name should have been ‘Doubter”, since the woman doesn’t believe in anything that can’t be rationally explained. She’s a life-long skeptic and makes her living debunking so-called paranormal activities. She also doesn’t believe in love at first sight until she meets and is swept off her feet by hunky Kaine Delcaluca.

Meeting Kaine short circuits Christie’s brain and before she can blink, they’ve flown to Las Vegas for a quickie wedding. Christie is crazy about her new husband and the sex is mind-blowing, but when the topic of starting a family immediately comes up, she refuses.

What Christie has yet to discover is that her husband is a dragon—a very important dragon - and he needs an heir to ensure the continuation of his bloodline and the safety of the people of his dynasty. On top of this, the only weapon powerful enough to kill a dragon, the scepter of fire, has gone missing. Kaine has only a few days to find the missing weapon and impregnate his wife or all will be lost.

I Married a Dragon is the second and newest release in the ongoing Para-Mates series by Beverly Rae. It’s a fun, fast-paced, sexy, unusual and irreverent paranormal romance that grabbed my attention from the first page and kept it until the baby making end. It’s filled with romance, blistering hot sex, intrigue, betrayal, and more paranormal shifters than I thought possible—they even have servants who started life as mice.

Considering Christie’s rationality, she comes to the conclusion Kaine is a dragon more quickly than I expected. Numerous secondary characters float in and out of the story, helping to move the plot along, and to shove Christie into the reality of the paranormal world she now lives in. Some of the secondaries are pleasant, such as Missy and Thad, while others, Tuo, Sabrina and Fitz, are anything but.

Kaine’s unlike any man Christie has ever met. He’s powerful, dynamic, gorgeous and so sexy he takes her breath away. He’s everything she’s ever wanted in a husband and more—and on top of everything else, he’s mega wealthy. That doesn’t mean Kaine’s life is problem free. Far from it. At the moment he meets and marries Christie, his life is spiraling out of control and keeping secrets from his new bride makes for more conflict, misunderstandings and danger than he ever imagined.

If you like a paranormal romance with a little bit of everything-from dragons to demons, then give this entertaining and well written contemporary a try; you won’t be sorry you did. From the last chapter where Christies is talking with two friends, I can almost guarantee by the conversation between the characters that the next installment in this funny series will be I Married a Vampire. Here’s hoping.

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