Half-human and half-Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful—and passionate—of the Elder Races.My Thoughts: This book really packs a wallop, doesn't it? Wow. Just, wow. It was phenomenal, amazing, fantastic. I actually had to take a break at one point because I was so overwhelmed by the sheer emotion that I thought I was going to collapse and spend a few hours twitching. And when I say that, I mean it in an entirely good way. Seriously, this book blew me away. I loved it. I adored it. I want to crawl into it and live inside it.
As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they've ignited in each other.
Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul.
Dragos. I almost don't know where to start with him. He has that edgy, feral vibe that I can't get enough of. He's driven, powerful, and a little bloodthirsty. He's used to giving orders and being obeyed and yet with Pia he tries to respect her wishes and give her the chance to make her own choices. Honestly, I am completely smitten with Dragos. COMPLETELY. Pia, in her own right, is a strong, intelligent woman who can hold her own against an ancient and powerful dragon. Up to this point, she's been taught to hide herself and stay below the radar and, quite frankly, she's miserable. Dragos awakens something inside her that grows and blossoms the more time they spend together. It was a lovely transformation and the more Pia came into her own, the more Dragos became more human.
Thea Harrison has created an incredible and captivating world populated with characters that I wasn't ready to let go of. From Dragos and Pia right on down to the Sentinels, all of them were fantastic. I want to scoop them up and put them all in my closet so I can bring them out for pithy Soap Opera comments and beers.
Yes, I am seriously in love with this book.
Huge props to Amanda @ On a Book Bender for publicly challenging me to read it. *thumbs up*
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