Half-human and half-Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful-and passionate-of the Elder Races.
As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they've ignited in each other.
Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave, although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul.
Yum, this was a delectable read! So detailed and refreshing from the fast-paced YA's I've been reading. I love dragons, and Alphas, so a hidden jem hooking up with a dragon who hoards treasure was perfect for me right now.
It's modern time, and the fairytales are real. Have been for a while, with the Elves, Dark Fae, and other Wyrkind (were-kind). Dragos is the oldest (and only) dragon living a boring life, so when the ever-surprising Pia comes along, he decides to keep her with him. I kinda figured out what Pia was by the time she was glowing white and getting compared to 'unique magical creatures that can't be caught' and all that jazz, and they're so cute together. His overbearing-psycho-possessive dragon self fares well with a lonely Pia who just wants to fit in and be cherished, and what better pair than a rare treasure and a dragon who hoards them?
Lots of stuff happens in this story, and their relationship grows from Thief & Pissed-Off-Lizard to Mysterious Woman & WTF-Guy. The book's also hilarious, especially when Dragos brings Pia home, and he's not at all acting like the asshole boss he'd portrayed himself to be over the centuries. I love his sentinels, the gryphons, who take turns watching Pia. Them getting their ass kicked by a 5'10'' vegan was entertaining in itself. ^_~. It's just all so cute to me! I love it when Alpha males get toned down by their loved ones. So fun to 'watch'. :)
I recommend this, and I think it's pretty obvious that it's not YA. Yes, there is hot sex, Allycat. Still, it'd be a perfect addition to the Not-YA List! Just saying. Happy Fourth of July.