RED HOT DRAGON (Dragon Heat #2) by Lolita Lopez-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 1, 2013
Griffin Cadogan is shocked to see Avani Monroe, sworn enemy of his dragon family, walk into his gym. With his mating phase soon approaching, Griffin is curious as to why she has to come enemy territory knowing the risks. Not only does she surprise Griffin and his cousin, Mad, by coming to enemy territory, but what she wants is borderline insane-Griffin must help her have a baby.
After her mother’s line was annihilated by the Knights, Avani accepted her duty to ensure the continuation of their unique dragon breed. She’s searched the dragon registries and Griffin is the most likely candidate for her crazy plan. Working up the courage to approach a man who considers her an enemy wasn’t easy but she manages to calmly lay out her carefully orchestrated plan.
But Griffin isn’t about to agree to her harsh terms. If she wants him to father her child, he intends to play an active role in his offspring’s life, not simply walk away as she requires. Shocked by her instant attraction to him, she agrees to his terms. Once together, they realize their connection is about more than creating a child, but that happiness is short-lived when Mad suddenly disappears. Knowing the dragon slayers are behind it, Griffin must risk it all to save the ones he loves.
REVIEW: RED HOT DRAGON is the second storyline in Lolita Lopez’s Dragon Heat paranormal dragon shifter novella series. This is Griff and Avani’s story and once again our dragons are entering their mating phase which places them in danger of discovery by the Knights who have sworn to destroy all dragons.
The storyline focuses on Avani’s need to mate. As the only surviving dragon of her kind, it is imperative that Avani continue the line and there is only one dragon of which she knows that is in his mating heat at the same time. Enter Griffin Cadogan who wants nothing to do with mating, raising a child or propagating the species but to his surprise his internal dragon wants only one thing-to mate with Avani Monroe.
The world building is limited due to the length of the novella, but the reader is pulled into a storyline where the history of a blood feud between Avani’s line and the other dragons has place Avani in a precarious position. She is in possession of something the other dragons want.
There is also a secondary storyline building as Griffin’s best friend and fellow dragon goes missing following a series of prophetic dreams and nightmares. As the other dragons must deal with the attack against Griffin and Avani, they are all in danger when one of their own goes missing.
The sexual heat is high as the mating phase pulls our couple towards one another. There is no denying that their inner dragons want nothing more than to mate, but it is the human side that sees a future when the mating phase is complete.
If you like a story with strong alpha males, dragon shifters and protective alpha mates, than Dragon Heat is the perfect series. These are fast paced, short storylines that can be read in one sitting.
Copy supplied by Netgalley.
Reviewed by Sandy