Good dragons? Bad dragons? Twenty-four hours ago, private chef Tessa Byrne didn’t know about the terrifying world of shifters. Now she knows too much, like the fact that a ruthless dragon lord is determined to claim her — forever. Tessa flees to Maui, where sunny skies, swaying palms, and a handsome stranger conspire to play tricks with her heart. Can she truly trust Kai Llewellyn and his band of battle-hardened shapeshifters to save her from a gruesome fate?
“Don’t trust a human, and never, ever fall in love with one.” Those are lessons Kai learned the hard way. But Tessa is different. Her emerald eyes mirror the mysterious pendant she wears, and her flaming red hair makes his heart race. Is his inner dragon just greedy for a new kind of treasure, or is Tessa his destined mate?
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 Aloha Shifters – Jewels of the Heart series include: Lure of the Dragon – Lure of the Wolf – Lure of the Bear – Lure of the Tiger – Love of the Dragon –
Title: Lure of the Dragon
Series: Aloha Shifters – Jewels of the Heart #1
Author: Anna Lowe
Published: April 18, 2017
My Rating: 5 stars
This needs to be said right upfront. I believe that Lure of the Dragon is Anna Lowe’s best story yet. And since this is only the first of, at least, five stories in the Aloha Shifters – Jewels of the Heart series… then I cannot wait for what else is in store for lovers of Sifter Romance. I believe that so strongly that I don’t really want to tell you much about this first story – you really need to go and read it for yourself. Like now.
A beautiful new world opens up for us in Hawaii for this series. And if the estate where our Shifter former Special Forces now Private Investigators doesn’t remind you of the Eagle’s Nest from Magnum, PI… then I’m older than you. *grin*
Lure of the Dragon is Kai and Tessa’s romance, one that opens up all sorts of possibilities for this series. The world building for this first of the series was so subtle that you’re learning about this world as you read so if flows naturally. Exactly as I prefer. Tessa is rescued from a dangerous situation by a desert fox shifter, Ella, who has ties with the Twin Moon pack. And quickly sends her off to Hawaii and the men at this estate who will protect her from a man who wants to harm her and an enemy these men know well. Never knowing about shifters before she was attacked yesterday, Tessa isn’t quite her feisty self as she faces the totally unknown alone. But there isn’t much choice, these men either help her or not. Taking a chance is the only option she has left right now.
There is love to find, mates to claim, mysteries to solve, really bad guys to fight or avoid, legendary jewels, and not a few legends themselves to be found in the Aloha Shifters series. I was captivated and immediately drawn into this first story of the series, and I cannot wait for the next one to come out in a few weeks. I believe you’ll find yourself falling in love with a group of handsome, sexy shifters and the women who will tame them. A deep mystery and more lore to be added to the Shifter world as well. This looks to be one heck of a ride, so hop on from the start and enjoy yourself.
I have no hesitation in recommending Lure of the Dragon to any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader. A chilling villain, sexy heroes, a likable couple, and secondary characters who will have their own tales told soon enough. What’s not to love about that?
I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.
Available for the Kindle