Legend of the Highland Dragon. Isabel Cooper

Legend of the Highland Dragon

 

Legend of the Highland Dragon. Isabel Cooper
From Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews
I love paranormal romance so put in my request for this. It’s unusual to get Dragon shifters, a shame because they’re so much fun! Anyway, got stuck into the book and discovered it’s not set in a contemporary or future world but is a step back into the past.
I’m not too good at history but feels to me like the early 1900’s maybe late 1800’s from the way the characters act. A time when females were taught to know their place ( in the kitchen, breeding the next generation mostly) and everyone has their allotted station in life. Mina is a strong character though and has put herself through classes to become a trained secretary. Of course the job market isn’t ready for females in the main but she gets a chance with a Professor who’s not interested in stereotypes…Mina’s busy at work when Stephen McAlistair drops by to see him. He seems an angry and dangerous man, and Mina being the person she is wants to know more about him, so drops in at his house to see if she can find anything out from the staff…then something happens that ends with Mina working for Stephen. They become close, both seriously attracted to the other and yet both are aware of their relatively different positions. Mina knows he needs a wife from the right background, he’s aware that as a dragon he could be a danger to her, but as they say Love conquers All, and this certainly gets put to the test when danger after danger finds them, and things previously unknown to Mina, and that only featured in fairy-tales to her knowledge are proved to be all too real.
I loved the characters, the setting was just perfect providing yet another barrier to love (how stupid its always seemed to me that people can be the “wrong type” when they fall in love. Still happens too often ). The supernatural side was fun too – in the way that danger can be fun when its not real of course! I always like the idea that there could be more to the world that we know and this book shows us a way in which things that go bump on the night can exist. The connections between Mina and Stephen is surprisingly steamy given the time period, and works to whip up another facet and add to the danger. Stephen’s enemy knows that he can hit those close to Stephen and cause damage – he doesn’t have to hit Stephen himself, but can choose easier targets to cause him pain.
Its a great read, not a gripping edge of seat one, but a gentle and sensual romance tied in with some believable dangers and of course a HEA – I love those! Priced at £3.70 for 352 pages it’s good value.
Stars: four.
ARC supplied via Netgalley.

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I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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