Sunday 7 January 2018

Book Review: Sacrificed to the Dragon by Jessie Donovan

Title:Sacrificed to the Dragon
Author: Jessie Donovan
Publisher: Mythical Lake Press
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 205
Format: eBook - EPUB
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Free on Kobo

In exchange for a vial of dragon’s blood to save her brother’s life, Melanie Hall offers herself up as a sacrifice to one of the British dragon-shifter clans. Being a sacrifice means signing a contract to live with the dragon-shifters for six months to try to conceive a child. Her assigned dragonman, however, is anything but easy. He’s tall, broody, and alpha to the core. There’s only one problem—he hates humans. Due to human dragon hunters killing his mother, Tristan MacLeod despises humans. Unfortunately, his clan is in desperate need of offspring to repopulate their numbers and it’s his turn to service a human female. Despite his plans to have sex with her and walk away, his inner dragon has other ideas. The curvy human female tempts his inner beast like no other. (Goodreads Synopsis)

Sacrificed to the Dragon is a novel I wish I could have liked more than I did. I thought the concept behind the story was marvellous; however, a few things let it down for me. Firstly the prose, which grated at me for repetition, some grammar niggles, and, most of all, characters thinking about their own eye colour etc. along the lines of 'She looked at him with her hazel eyes'. I had no issue with the amount of sexual content, but later in the story it did seem to overtake everything else, and the final drama, when one character was injured, felt rushed after all the lengthy bedroom scenes. This is probably a 2.5-star read for me in many ways; however, since I did enjoy the idea behind the story so much (and I think it will appeal to keen PNR readers), I am upping it to a slightly more generous 3 stars.

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