Reviewed by Morgan
Title: For a Dragon’s Enthusiasm
Author: Charlie Richards
Series: Highland Dragons #9
Genre: MM Paranormal/Fantasy
Length: 75 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Doughall Maxton heads into the unknown, rocky terrain west of his clan home in search of his brother, Seumas, who is a scholar coerced into traveling by a silver-tongued herald. Needing to be certain he remains well, Doughall uses his tracking skills to follow him. He finds a massive burned out area and tracks he’s never before seen. Following the strange markings, he comes to a river crossing and stumbles upon a blue…dragon. Doughall does what any warrior would do. He attacks. The beast traps him, but doesn’t kill him. Instead, he talks, calling himself Simeon, and offers his aid. What the dragon wants in return shocks Doughall, but he’s not completely opposed to the beast’s desires. Still, Simeon is a dragon, a creature Doughall had never known existed. Could he be trusted?
Reader Advisory: This story is best read as part of a series.
Review: As stated in the blurb, this is best read in a series. Since each story is pretty short – it’s easy to catch up!
In brief, these stories take place in the highlands, before cell phones – in the land of lairds and feudal systems. The life is rough and there are no modern conveniences.
Living in isolation – for the most part – are dragon shifters who MUST bond with a human as being around other dragons makes them nervous. These humans who have the special DNA – they don’t call it that – are called Asdas, and when they bind with dragons, their life span extends to the centuries of their dragon mates.
There are seven castes of dragons, so far we’ve meet the red and black.
In this, The Dragon’s Enthusiasm, we meet a third caste, the blue. They are historians of the dragons and don’t venture out much in the human world.
That’s what makes it so strange that Doughall, who is the brother of the previous book’s human Asda, finds him on his search for his brother. He hadn’t reached dragon lands, and therefore should never have run into him.
This is some of the conflict in the story, the other is warring neighbors.
The love is insta with very little angst – except poor Doughall’s never bottomed!
I used to love all the highland romances when I read m/f – the language, the isolation, the strong and fierce warriors who usually fell so sweetly in love. This series has a lot going for it in that regard.
It also has dragon shifters, tail sex and magic!
My only complaint is the length. They are always so short and I barely feel I can connect with the characters before the story is over.
All in all – I’d recommend this entire series to fans of shifters, dragons, highland romance, alpha males, somewhat kinky sex and magic.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*