Wizard Julia Nalley doesn’t need a knight in shining armor to save her. She can take care of herself just fine, thank you very much. She’s worked hard to rise through the ranks of the Advocacy Bureau, slowly proving herself to be one of the most valuable wizards in Torch Lake. She doesn’t have time for a man—not even a man as handsome and famous as dragon shifter Jasper Moffatt. She pushes him away when he shows interest in her, but she can’t quite get him out of her head. And when an ancient curse threatens to ruin the career she’s worked so hard for, she realizes it’s never a bad thing to have a dragon in your corner. Is it possible that Jasper’s fate is destined to intertwine with hers? 

Dragon shifter Jasper Moffatt has never had a woman refuse to date him, but Julia Nalley is doing just that. He’s determined to prove to her that he’s more than just a famous face, and that he actually cares about her. But all his attempts at romance end in bumbling disaster. If there’s one thing dragons know well, though, it’s how to protect the ones they love. So when a curse hits Julia hard and threatens her life and magical abilities, he steps in to save the day. This peace-loving dragon is about to go on the offensive—facing down old enemies and grudges along the way. The curse progresses quickly, and Jasper’s in a race against time to hold back the powers of evil and keep Julia alive. 

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Titles in the Torch Lake Shifters series include:  Dragon Returning –  Dragon Proposing – Dragon Rescuing – Dragon Protecting – Dragon Discovering – Dragon Shielding – Dragon Defying – Dragon Guarding – Dragon Resisting – Dragon Battling – Dragon Misbehaving – Dragon Triumphing 

Title:  Dragon Defying
Series:  Torch Lake Shifters #7
Author:  Sloane Meyers
Published:  February 3, 2018
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Jasper’s story is an enjoyable mixture of new beginnings and facing down the past with all its ugliness.  Sometimes you’ll find a bit of shining gold within the past, so you grab onto that and move forward to the future.  Pretty much everything you need to know to make the decision to pick up Dragon Defying is in the cover description.  At times Jasper’s story is frustrating and sad, especially when we realize just how corrupt his former clan and town truly are now.  While a bit reluctant to get involved with anyone at the moment, Julia soon realized that Jasper is one of the good guys that you don’t let slip through your fingers… especially when his love for you has him defying authority, facing down old enemies and putting his life on the line for yours.

An enjoyable shifter romance that brings a few more dragons to Torch Lake.  I was very glad to see the dragons helping Jasper make the decision they did.  Dragons should mean honor always, and kinda cheered when the dragons helped Jasper and Julia.  In all Dragon Defying is a fun, sexy romance that moves the series along a bit further.  If you love Shifter Romance, then you’d enjoy this story and series.

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