Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dragon Fire

Title: Dragon Fire
Author: Emily Carrington
Publisher: Loose Id
ISBN: 978-1-61118-455-6
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating:  4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

Mark and Luke have been together for several months now, yet the two men continue to struggle with the dynamics of their relationship.  When Mark is forced to take time off from work, the men head back to Mark’s hometown and family, where Luke hopes their relationship will finally turn into the one he has always dreamed of. 

Dragon Fire is the second story in Ms. Carrington’s Dragon in Training series.  The story picks up shortly after the end of book one and Mark is still struggling with the fact he is a dragon, more specifically with the side issues such as shedding.  With the physical side of their relationship currently on hold due to Mark’s shedding issues, Luke fears the two are growing apart and that he may no longer be Mark’s “happiness”.  The fears and insecurities Luke is going through are understandable.  The men’s relationship is still fairly new and, with Mark under stress, it seems as if the two are growing apart.  Many times I wanted to smack Mark for the way he was acting, especially when he would have a mini epiphany and then go back to his old ways.  The story isn’t just about the men’s relationship however.  The author throws in a few obstacles when Mark and Luke go home to spend the holidays with Mark’s family.  The homophobic behavior of some of Mark’s family members, as well as the obnoxious behavior of Mark’s biological mother, keeps the men busy while entertaining the reader.  

If you liked the first book, you really need to pick up Dragon Fire.  Between the men’s relationship and pesky family members, there is a lot to keep the story moving.   I can’t wait to see what the author has planned for these two next.

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