Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: The Dragon’s Thief
Author: Riza Curtis
Heroes: Chester & Michal
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 66 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 6, 2018
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Chester. Magpie shifter, renowned thief.
Chester knows better than to get involved when a dragon requests his services. Anyone who steals from a dragon’s hoard is not to be screwed with. There’s something alluring about Michal though, and Chester’s always loved playing with fire…
Michal. Dragon shifter, first-born son.
Michal knows exactly who’s taken the centrepiece of his hoard—his estranged brother. The one person he can’t touch thanks to family politics. It seems simple enough to hire the little magpie shifter to retrieve what is his. But, Chester is nothing like Michal expected, and in the end he might need to decide whether the last piece of his mother is worth more than the man who could own his heart.
This was a super cute story about a dragon shifter hiring a magpie shifter to help steal back something that was stolen from the dragon. I loved that Michal tested Chester to see if he really lived up to the rumors of how good a thief Chester was. It was adorable seeing Chester overthink whether he was being played, tested or if Michal was honest about what he needed stolen and I loved how Chester handled that. It definitely shocked Michal that Chester wasn’t just a typical thief. I loved them as characters and how, at first, they danced around the attraction between them. There was obvious flirting and not so obvious flirting and subtle hints that their relationship should turn into something more. I just adored their connection! And I loved that Michal was so amused and enamored with Chester. It was so cute how Chester could get away with things that Michal would never allow anyone else to get away with. I just loved them to pieces!!!
I really, really loved this book but I felt like we didn’t get enough of Michal’s point of view. I would have liked to see certain scenes from his POV (such as parts of the beginning) and more depth to his character and feelings. As it was, I felt like a majority of the story was centered on Chester and his POV. Add to that, I wish the story had been longer. I loved that Chester and Michal had such chemistry but I would have liked for it to be stretched out and more depth especially to the parts that were just glossed over. As it was, it felt a little too insta-lovey and I’m not sure the author meant for it to be.
All in all, I absolutely adored this story! I loved the character and I loved the premise of the book. I wish it had been a bit longer so we could have really gotten into the bones of the characters and the story itself but I really enjoyed this author’s writing style and hope this isn’t the last we see of these boys because there’s definitely potential for more stories with them!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*