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Lure of the Dragon

Aloha Shifters - Jewels of the Heart, Book 1
By: Anna Lowe
Narrated by: Kelsey Osborne
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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Summary

Nothing is forbidden to this elite corps of shifter bodyguards and private investigators...except falling in love.

Magnum, PI with a shapeshifter twist!

2018 Rone Award Finalist!

Good dragons? Bad dragons? Twenty-four hours ago, private chef Tessa Byrne didn’t know about the terrifying world of shifters. Now she knows too much, like the fact that a ruthless dragon lord is determined to claim her - forever. Tessa flees to Maui, where sunny skies, swaying palms, and a handsome stranger conspire to play tricks with her heart. Can she truly trust Kai Llewellyn and his band of battle-hardened shapeshifters to save her from a gruesome fate?

Don’t trust a human, and never, ever fall in love with one. Those are lessons Kai learned the hard way. But Tessa is different. Her emerald eyes mirror the mysterious pendant she wears, and her flaming red hair makes his heart race. Is his inner dragon just greedy for a new kind of treasure, or is Tessa his destined mate?

Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart is a thrilling new series set on the tropical shores of Maui. Each story is a pause-resister packed with action, emotion, and romance! If you like Magnum, PI and smoldering hot, alpha shapeshifters, you'll love these books!

No cliff hangers. Each story is a standalone paranormal romance with adult content. This story includes strong heroines, alpha heroes, werewolves and shapeshifters, billonaires, military romance, paranormal suspense, action-adventure romance, fantasy romance, and exotic, tropical locales!

©2017 Anna Lowe (P)2017 Anna Lowe

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Lure of the book

This was my first book by this author. What an intro. I really enjoyed it and the narration allowed you to be absorbed into the story.

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Great start for a book series.

This is not the type of Audiobook I would normally listen to,that being said,I thoroughly enjoyed this and I have purchased the next book in this series.
Kelsey Osborne has done a brilliant job of narrating this book and bringing these characters to life.
The story had my attention straight from the start and I loved the way it slowly built up the suspense,from the growing attraction between Tessa and Kai,to the looming presence of Damien Morgan.
I won this Audiobook through the "Stay in and listen" paranormal romance Audiobook event and I am more than happy to leave a review and I am also, more than happy to recommend this.

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An enjoyable listen

Lure of the Dragon is the start of the Aloha Shifters series by Anna Lowe. Set on the tropical island of Maui, this book follows Tessa and Kai’s story. Tessa is hiding from an evil dragon who wants to make her his mate. Kai and his shapeshifter friends are her only hope. The other shifters are only briefly introduced in this book, and readers will find out more about each character in the rest of the series.

Maui is described beautifully, and I could really imagine that I was there. I love strong heroines, and Tessa didn’t disappoint. She was fiery and held her own against the shifters. I was a little disappointed with Kai though. He seemed to get away with not explaining things to Tessa, and she ended up finding out most of the information by herself. The story starts off quite slowly, but the ending seemed rushed. Enough to make me feel that there was a chapter missing. The plot twists are predictable, but the story held my interest and some parts even made me chuckle. Fantastic job by Kelsey Osborne with the narration. Overall it was an enjoyable listen.

I won this audiobook through the "Stay In & Listen” Paranormal Romance audiobook event, and I provided this voluntary review.

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very good easy read

A very good easy read with nice ideas, well narrated, I have already bought the next one

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Excellent adventure

This is a very enjoyable book. The storyline and characters are likeable and interesting. The narration from Kelsey is fantastic.

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Fantastic first book in series

Book one of the Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the heart by Anne Lowe.
Tessa is a private chef hire by Damien Morgan but while there he attack her but thankfully save by a mysterious woman that told her to go to Maui.
Kai is a special forces dragon shifter that with a few friends/team members made a home on Maui.
As soon as he meets Tessa he know something special about her but after a lifetime of mistrust between humans and shifters Kai is struggling with his heart and inner dragon wanting to mate.
Absolutely love this first book. It’s a nice easy read/listen and I really enjoyed that the special force team are different shifters with very individual distinctive characters also loved that it was based in Maui a bucket list place for me.
Looking forward to more in team finding their HEA especially there leader.

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More please!

What a great audiobook! There are multiple powerful supernaturals, hot steamy scenes, a hunky alpha, lots of action and intrigue. I love when a book has it all with great characters and an awesome plot. Anna Lowe provides an amazing audiobook and I can't wait to find out more about the mysterious stones and hopefully mates for the others. The narrator put passion and life into the story and brought it to life like a play for the reader. I can tell this is going to be a great series!

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I like it

To be honest I was not sure if I would enjoy this story as it’s been a while since I listened to a M/F shifter book but you know what I really did.
I do love me a bit of dragon shifter romance, they get so territorial.
Tessa needs protection, Kai did not want to protect, his dragon has other ideas.
Lots of intrigue and lots of characters you want to know more about..
Onwards to the next one...

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Lure of the Dragon

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This book captivates your attention from the start, initially the storyline sounds a bit like the TV programme Magnum, the main character is a P.I they are a group of shifters living on an estate as caretakers for the mysterious owner.
Tessa is human and finds herself seeking help from this group of shifters, Kai is drawn to her but what is it about Tessa and the pendant she always wears? there’s more to her than initially meets the eye.
The Narration and the plot kept me immersed in the story and left me wanting to know more about the others especially Silas.
I look forward to reading more by this author.

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An interesting start to a paranormal series....

This book starts running. There is no build up of momentum. That isn't to say that it is fast paced all the way through but the reader is introduced to the protagonists when they are already in a dilemma. Coupled with the fact that there are multiple layers to this story, including a group of 5 ex-military shifters of different breeds, life mates and magical stones, at no point is the plot boring. In fact it lays the foundation for what promises to be an interesting series.

The title is a dead give away. This book focuses on dragons. Tessa finds herself the target of a dragon who would force her to mate. Rescued by her neighbour she is sent to Hawai'i to a group of shifters who can provide her the protection she needs. A group of shifters that includes her destined mate, Kai. But Tessa is no ordinary human...

I am looking forward to what happens next. There may be more dragons, wolves, bears and tigers to look forward to.... not to mention the magical stones.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Cheri
  • 25-04-17

ANNA LURED INTO ANOTHER GREAT PNR SERIES!!!


This was my first Anna Lowe story, and it won't be my last. Lure of the Dragon ticked off everything I look for in a good PNR. A well written, fast paced, action packed plot, unique and interesting characters, and of course romance. It was an instant love story, but like any good PNR it's more than just attraction. There's something special about Tessa that makes her desirable to dragon shifters. She didn't know shifters existed, but when one of her clients tries to force her to mate him, she goes on the run to Hawaii, asking for help from the only people who can keep her safe.... more shifters. These highly trained, hot shifters are mix of some of our favorite shifters. The each have their own personalities, and I enjoyed how they interacted with each other.

The narration was great! Kelsey Osborne did a great job on both the female and male characters. I would definitely listen to other audios narrated by her.

Overall, this was a good entertaining story that kept me engaged, and an excellent whispersync deal. I will be keeping my eye out for the next book to be released in audio.

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  • Gabriela
  • 30-04-17

Good and complex

I was very impressed with this book. I had not read anything from this author so I was a big skeptical but it was actually really good! The story and characters were well developed and the book kept a good pace.

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  • jamoz23
  • 21-04-17

Another great series from Ms Lowe set in Hawaii.

I have posted a review for this book as well which I will include at the end.
Once again a great story from Ms Lowe kicking off a new series from beautiful Hawaii.
The narration is good but I have to speed her up a quarter for my listening pleasure but having said that I am really starting to enjoy audible books and can nearly ignore the one voice doing all voices feature.
The narrative descriptions are wonderful and the tension at the end comes across more in audible. What I picked up more in audible was Kai and the others seem uber Alpha but with a close bond which I loved.
Tessa still comes across as a bit silly for taking off. I think I picked up this point more in audible as being slightly exaggerated as one moment she is professing to trust Kai then she receives a message and believes the worst.
The baddies really do need a beat down.
Once again a pleasant experience listening to this great story.
I was kindly gifted this audible book for an honest review.
BOOK REVIEW
A wonderful new entertaining series from one of my favourite authors.
This book introduces us to the beautiful islands of Hawaii, where five Special Forces Veteran shifters with mysterious pasts, who have bonded through the trials of combat have settled.
I loved the sound of Koa Point, the estate where they all live, how beautifully it is described. Having been to the islands recently it bought back beautiful memories, especially the farmers market.
I really enjoyed the jewel stone and legends aspect too, cannot wait to see how this all plays out.
Tessa was a strong character and apart from one silly, excusable mistake, was quite believable and entertaining with her actions.
We didn’t really get to know much about Kai and I hope we do learn more of him as this series continues whilst his brothers of the heart find their mates and much needed HEA’s. I did love his dragons character and how he kept snipping at Kai about Tessa being their mate.
Loved the little tie in with Twin Moon Ranch as well through Ella.
Who will be next, will Silas and Moira reunite and solve past hurts or will it be Grouchy Cruz, Wolfie Boone or rock solid Hunter. From the little teaser we are given Boone is the next to have his life changed for the better. I cannot wait.
This is my honest review of this book.

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  • Pam Louis
  • 17-04-17

Awesome story

Tessa's nightmare started one night when she was hired to to cook for a rich stranger who turned out to be an evil shifter bent on forcing her to be his mate. She was saved by Ella a women who lives next door to her. Ella sent her to a group of shifters in Maui for thier protection.
What she found out was there was a dangerous shifter world she never knew about and now she is in the middle of it.
OMG this was one fantastic storyline full of action and mystery. The characters are truly amazing and I honestly connected to them fast! This is also the first book in the series (don't worry it's a full story and not a chiffhanger) I can't wait for the next book to come out. I am hooked.
The woman who read this did an awesome job. She acted it out and made it a lot of fun.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-05-17

Loved it.

What made the experience of listening to Lure of the Dragon the most enjoyable?

With current health issues, I found it very refreshing to have the book talk to me. :)

What other book might you compare Lure of the Dragon to and why?

Not sure that I would compare it, as it's a new unique story series, the just happens to have connections to the Wolves & other new Shifters we love from the Twin Moon & Blue Moon series.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Tessa baits the Dragon who thinks he's going to kill her! That made me chuckle as he found out too late it was him that would die. Showing her true grit and clever ruse in her defense.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did but with meds had to split it over two sessions, thoroughly enjoying.

Any additional comments?

I was lucky to get to read the little Bonus material on Kai & Tessa's mating & her flying, enjoying a good chuckle; loved that also. I can;t wait to read Boone's story next. :)

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-05-17

Hot Hot Baby!

Would you consider the audio edition of Lure of the Dragon to be better than the print version?

No.

What other book might you compare Lure of the Dragon to and why?

My first time with audio books so I can't compare.

Have you listened to any of Kelsey Osborne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No sorry.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Island Steam

Any additional comments?

This is the first audible book I listened to and the first story book I've ever read from Anna Lowe. What a great story line and the characters are fantastic and have depth to them. If you have not read it or heard it yet go grab it! you will be very happy with it.

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  • sheryl
  • 29-04-17

FANTASTIC

Would you consider the audio edition of Lure of the Dragon to be better than the print version?

I am torn which I like better the print or audio

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lure of the Dragon?

I can't say there was 1 more memorable then another

Have you listened to any of Kelsey Osborne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I think this is the best audio with Kelsey speaking

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  • Ramona Kinser
  • 26-04-17

Wish the author would have kept going with book

Wish the author would have finish the book after Kai and Tessa mate so you could imagine what her dragon would look like.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-04-17

Great book

Story was great but it could have tied up loose strings in the ending better.

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  • CRAZY4PEANUTBUTTER
  • 17-04-17

Good

BOOK REVIEW.....
I loved this book. The guys were fun and each had such distinct personalities. I hope they all get their own stories. The chemistry between Kai and Tessa was steamy hot. Loved how strong all the characters were. I am so looking forward to more on this series and HIGHLY RECOMMEND you give this book a try.

NARRATOR REVIEW......
The narrator did a great job of reading the story.

*****Gifted copy by author ****
L.

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