Friday, March 25, 2011

Review: Dragon Warrior (Midnight Bay #2) by Janet Chapman

Synopsis (via Goodreads):
Maddy Kimble has no time for a suitor—not with caring for her spunky nursing home patients, her shy nine-year-old daughter, her widowed mother, and her rebellious teenage brother. William Kilkenny’s stunning lack of modern dating protocol doesn’t help. The man is uncouth and outrageous—a towering, drop-dead, breathtakingly hot warrior. Who refuses to give up.

William is secretly a ninth-century Irish nobleman formerly trapped in a dragon’s body. All Maddy knows is that lately, she can hardly resist the urge to lose herself in his powerful arms. But as their uncontrollable passion grows, eerie occurrences in her small coastal Maine town begin to rouse Maddy’s suspicions about her lover. He begs her to trust him, but how can she surrender—body and soul—when she fears the danger he poses to her yearning heart?
My Thoughts: This is the type of book that I just fly through.  Not in a bad way, more like I have so much fun reading it that I suddenly find myself at the end.  It doesn't lag, it doesn't drag.  It just jumps in and gives me sexy romance with plenty of magic and various other paranormal twists.  I like it!

Honestly, the book is fluff, but it's fun fluff.  William is clueless about modern life but he has this core of nobility that's sweet.  He and Maddy spark off one another, despite how hard she's trying to stay away from him and not let herself fall for his charming ways.  He readily accepts her entire family, especially her beloved daughter, and he's willing to take on Maddy's baggage without batting an eye.

I did feel that Maddy's character changed a bit from book 1.  It seemed like she was a little more trampy in that book.  On the other hand, the nursing home residents do talk to her about dressing more age-appropriately, so maybe you should just ignore me.

Oh, look!  I just realized that the cover model is wearing the watch.  Ha!  That's great.  You know, because Maddy has such a thing for his arms and she loves to watch his watch.  That was a funny line to type.

The bottom line was that the book was a fun, fast read.  The characters were likable and if it seems a little far fetched that an entire town doesn't seem to notice all the weirdness going on around it, well... just go with it.  My understanding is that this series is set as a trilogy, but it seems like there could be so many more stories told as the displaced souls find their way to Kenzie.  Oh, well.  I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts.

Other reviews in this series:
Book 1: Moonlight Warrior

More books by Janet Chapman

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Paranormal Romance Challenge, The Morbid Romantica Challenge, The Show Me the Free Challenge
Dragon Warrior was a free Kindle download that I picked up on November 30, 2010.

1 comment:

  1. Great Review! Sounds like a great read. I have book one in this series. I have not read it. I honestly bought it because I am stalking the cover model. I may have to grab it & read it. I read your review on it too.