Wizard Advocate Lily Tarkett can’t wait to spend her first vacation in years in the redwood forests of Northern California. She’s looking forward to a relaxing three months of sunshine and nature, but her trip starts out the complete opposite of relaxing thanks to Vance, a gorgeous dragon shifter with an unfortunate fondness for taking unnecessary risks. Angry that his attempts at showing off nearly killed her, she refuses to talk to him—so why can’t she get him out of her head?

Dragon shifter Vance Pars never meant to frighten beautiful Lily Tarkett, but he’s not about to apologize for his innocent mistake. He’s sick and tired of his entire clan treating him like an outcast just because he likes to have a good time. So what if he likes to live life on the edge? He’s never caused any true harm with his risky adventures. Vance is a rebel at heart, and he’s not going to change his stripes for anyone, least of all a wizard who thinks she’s too good for him. But despite his proud exterior, his heart beats faster at the mere sight of Lily, and he soon starts to wonder if there is a way for a rebel dragon and a straight-laced wizard to find common ground. Then, when an unexpected attack threatens both his home and Lily’s wizard clan, Vance is faced with the realization that nothing matters more to him than protecting Lily. But does she want to be protected by him?

Can Lily see past Vance’s tough exterior to his loyal, tender heart? And will Vance find a way to keep Lily in his world while keeping her safe from danger?

 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 Redwood Dragons series include:  Defiance and the Dragon – Summer and the Dragon –

Title:  Summer and the Dragon
Series:  Redwood Dragons #2
Author:  Sloane Meyers
Published:  March 12, 2017
My Rating:  3.5 stars

Summer and the Dragon gives us Lily, who is a wizard and Bree’s friend, and Vance, a Redwood Dragon’s romance.  While this romance moves the series along and brings us closer to the coming war – for the first time, this was a story that I could not connect with.  There are several reasons why I believe that happened, but I don’t feel that venting my frustrations with editing, being yanked out of the story because of poor proofreading or the over the top actions of Lily will really make any sense to some readers… and more importantly, they have nothing to do with the story, really.  And that should be the focus of a review not other issues.  (like the fact that one character’s name is used in a scene when she was already away on a mission – really??)

So, I’m going to leave this review with a simple I did not connect with the main characters – yet it was a good story that helped to move along the overarching theme of this series.  We got to catch up with Knox and Bree again, get a little bit more familiar with the other dragons and can begin to see the direction that the Redwood Dragons series is heading – so for that, this was a story well worth my time… and yours, as well.  The next story in the series will be out sometime in April 2017, and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.  Yes, I really am – I won’t let the disappointment of one story with poor editing and a bratty heroine keep me from enjoying the rest of the series.  Sometimes books disappoint some readers, this time it happened to me – we deal and move on.

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