A modern day retelling of “Beauty and the Beast”
***Recommended for ages 18+ due to multiple, creative, detailed, steamy, sexy-time adult situations.***
For a thousand years, Chace has searched for a way to break the curse placed on him by a jilted lover. He’s a dragon shifter, one who can’t control when the magic will force him into a different form. He’s already lost everyone he ever cared about a few times over and doesn’t know how much longer he’s meant to suffer.
At his wit’s end, he makes a deal with a mysterious figure that offers him what he wants most – an end to his misery – in exchange for everything that’s his: His life, his power. His heart.
The next day, he meets Skylar, a modern day dragon slayer whose mission is to cage him – or kill him. Sexy, witty and brave, she is the yin to his yang, the woman destined to break the curse, balance his magic and make his broken heart whole. Except it’s too late. Not only has he sealed his fate, but an innocent one-night-stand with Skylar has dragged her into the middle of a deal with the devil, one she won’t escape, if he can’t convince her that dragon shifters aren’t her enemies.
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Skylar a real live Dragon Hunter has finally found her target. The teal colored dragon in which she is supposed to bring in. She thinks she can get in and get out without a struggle. The problem is the dragon beat her to the punch. Now after a night with him she starts to question everything she’s been taught. Chace is nothing like the stories shed been told. She is also having very vivid dreams that feel like memories but that can’t be right because she doesn’t recall them. She has to decide is she wants to betray her people or betray her heart.
Chace is tired of living a lonely existence. He has been alive for a thousand years and is tired of watching people he loves die. So he strikes a deal with a dragon in exchange for everything he owns, is the dragon shifter will make him human. Chace is waiting for a message from him when he meets Skylar. Now he can’t seem to get her out of his mind…and bed and doesn’t know if he wants to. But he knows something is amiss and he is going to find out what. Will Chace give up everything to be human or will he stay the same to keep his heart.
Nothing is as it seems and it’s only a matter of time before someone’s heart is charred.
Charred Heart was an engaging read. How do I know? Well I stayed up till about 3 in the morning to finish it and by the time I was done my stomach was killing me from being so tense. That only happens to me when I am really into a book. I loved the world building, loved the characters, and can’t wait for the next one! Since I’m currently writing this review in 2013, Charred heart is going on my best of 2013 list. :D It totally deserves it because only the best make my list. Lol
Overall: this book was everything I was hoping it to be Hot Dragon Shifter, Kick-a** MC and lots of action.
Skylar was such a strong female lead. I felt that she was well developed and that she was just a bit unlearned…but the reason for that is revealed in the book. I’m a sucker for forbidden romance and this is what is it, even though they hide their feelings. Skylar is a dragon Hunter and Chance is…well a Dragon. You can see the dilemma here. I found their chemistry to be not unbelievable but acceptable. A couple like them is unique though so the connection was real. There is no Insta love here folks. Just a good ole fight your feelings until you want to explode with passion. This is my first book that I’ve read by Lizzy Ford and I’m highly impressed. The book kept me focused, engaged, frustrated and immersed the whole time. I need to read more books by this author because WHOOZER those love scenes were amazeballs.
Chace is a powerful dragon shifter that has a curse on him. He was not born a dragon but made one by a scorned lover. Now he just wants to die like a human whom I can respect but he is going to leave all the shifter unprotected!!! A little selfish maybe but when he meets Sky she makes him feel whole. I really like me some Chace. He is one Hot Dragon Shifter.
Lizzy Ford is the author of over twenty books written for young adult and adult paranormal romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling “Rhyn Trilogy,” “Witchling Series” and the “War of Gods” series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.
Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.
Giveaway: Charred Heart swag pack (USA ONLY)
Giveaway: Charred Heart swag pack (USA ONLY)
Lizzie sounds like the next Stephen King!! I've read that he can write a book quickly as well!! I can't wait to read Charred Heart, first, because the cover model is HOT HOT HOT and, second, because I love retellings of fairy tales. thanks!!ReplyDelete
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