For Nolwenn witch Talaith, a bad day begins with being dragged from bed by an angry mob intent on her crispy end and culminates in rescue by - wait for it - a silver-maned dragon. Existence as a hated outcast is nothing new for a woman with such powerful secrets. The dragon, though? A tad unusual. This one has a human form to die for, and knows it. According to dragon law, Talaith is now his property, for pleasure or otherwise. But if Lord Arrogance thinks she's the kind of damsel to acquiesce without a word, he's in for a surprise.
Is the woman never silent? Briec the Mighty knew the moment he laid eyes on Talaith that she would be his, but he'd counted on tongue-lashings of an altogether different sort. It's embarrassing, really, that it isn't this outspoken female's magicks that have the realm's greatest dragon in her thrall. No, Briec has been spellbound by something altogether different, and if he doesn't tread carefully, what he doesn't know about human women could well be the undoing of his entire race.
©2006 Shelly Laurenston (P)2016 Tantor
"The second installment in Aiken's trilogy (Dragon Actually, 2008) follows in the quirky, humorous tradition of Xena, offering a welcome high fantasy with modern sensibilities." (Booklist)
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"I LOVE G A Aiken."
I have read all the Laurenston/Aiken books multiple times. She is a fabulous writer if you like quick, dry wit, great dialogue and funny stories and characters. Sadly- she has not had any luck with her idiot publishers finding a narrator that can 1) pronounce the names( when in doubt-ASK! They really aren't hard, you just have to ask. Or Google!) 2) parlay her excellent writing with good pacing and voices. And Hollly REALLY misses this mark. This is just frustrating. Her voices are terrible and it just makes this awesome read so difficult to listen to.
The story is excellent!
Poor interpretation of the dialogue, wrong pronunciation of the names, and while this story is witty- she just says the lines flatly. I hope they didn't pay her a lot of money to do this, it was wasted. And it is the publisher's fault- people don't realize that the author doesn't have control over who they get to read her book. Sadly, Shelly doesn't deserve her wonderful writing to be so poorly interpreted..
The narrator- the book is fine as written.
What are the publishers thinking? How hard it is to find a good narrator?
"Bravo to a wonderfully action packed erotic story"
This happens to be a bwwm love story but without actually using race as a label. The story is part of the series of stories about the rolay family of dragons. The writing is funny, snarky & colorful. The eroctia scene are not too crass & the drama is well place.. G.A. Aiken (Shelly L) is one of the most gifted & entertaining writers around. The characters range in different personallities, skin tone, cultures and gender roles. Any story by this author is a wise decision.. I will continue following the series & any other stories this author writes.
This is a great book and awesome storyline. However, the male narration is unbelievably horrible.
"It's alright, but missing something."
As much as I love Shelly Laurenston's Pride series, this one didn't really do it for me. I like some sass and a bit of fight, but so far in this series the main characters really make you think they hate each other, it goes a bit far. While I didn't hate each of the main characters, I certainly didn't like them. They really were not a good couple. The story also didn't have any character development. Plus the heroines marriage at the beginning didn't improve the plot. *spoiler * Then they throw in a daughter that she had with her first love that supposedly she always is thinking/worried about, but we don't even hear about her until half way through the book. The daughter who was 16 kept acting like she was 10, that too was annoying. Also the story itself didn't flow well, it would dump you in a situation without any preamble and I would be thinking what just happened. This might in part be due to the narrator not taking a breath between chapters/ changing the scene before heading into the next part. Other than that the narrator does a good job with the story. If you liked the first book, then I do suggest this book, but I won't be continuing with the series. Which is really too bad because I like her as Shelly Laurenston.
"Funny, fierce and sexy."
I love this story line and these characters. I've listened to this series all out of order but still amazing. Pay attention and check a family tree every once in a while because it's kind of hard to follow characters names and back story's. Well worth the time and credit. Great story and action with enough sex for those of us who expect it on the regular. This is one of my favorite Audible authors and narrator combo. This duo work so perfect together.
In general I really like this series, but this release is the worst edition of the series.
"love the series"
just picked this up and happy I did. would recommend to anyone that like dragon shifters.
"Hilarious and violent"
Superbly written story, highly entertaining, great storyline continuing from "Dragon Actually". A wonderful departure from others of the genre.
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