A mash-up of paranormal and erotic elements combine in this dragon-shifter story. Beverly Ovalle writes with an 18+ for adults only attitude. Please read on for my review of
You never really expect a title lauded as Sci-Fi and Paranormal erotica to be laced with humor and family conflict, but Beverly Ovalle provides both in this dragon-laden story much to my delight.
A post-apocalyptic landscape is what this group of dragons awakes to find: now they must find their fated mates, and we are starting with Ari’s story. One of six, he not only contends with his search for love and happiness but some rather annoying (aren’t they always) siblings. Oh and the pranks and jibes these siblings participate in are further enhanced by the humor and dragon-specific elements entering the games. But, not to be too distracted by family and the changes in the world, Ari has scented his mate.
Hope is a human woman, injured and in need of rescue. Snatched from the jaws of wildlife by a dragon, she finds herself being nursed back to health by a group of brothers. But the one named Ari is ever so attentive.
These two are cute, but Ari doesn’t use the best judgement: knowing Hope is for him, their connection is instant and the sexual tension between the two is palpable. He knows she’s meant for him, and only him, and he’s marked her to keep her ‘safe’…but not telling her? Not a good choice. Fortunately, Hope isn’t one who holds a grudge, or things could have been very rocky for the couple.
I was laughing more than once, especially with the family dynamic – conversations are clever and the dialog feels natural and organic, you could imagine yourself in them. Not to be outdone, the sexy moments between Ari and Hope, and the ménage scene were wonderfully written, the steam just pours from these scenes. Sensual and emotionally available, both Hope and Ari are open and giving, and the possessive moments from Ari are rather like a two year old pouting in the corner: ineffective but adorable. A lovely story that provided far more intrigue, interest and enjoyment than I initially expected.
Title: Stealing Hope
Author: Beverly Ovalle
Published by: Ardent Books
Published on: 24 November 2015
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The apocalypse has come and gone. Those who survived learned to adapt. Dragons awaken to once again reign over the skies.
Upon eruption of a volcano, Ari awakens to a changed world, and a knowing that his dragon's mate is near. He saves her twice—once as a dragon, and again as a man—and wins her confidence.
Hope cried out, moaning, “just change me with pleasure?”
Hope is restless and unfulfilled until she meets Ari, the man of her fantasies. The sensual tension between them heightens with every touch. When their passion explodes, Hope gets pulled into the dragon's mating ritual...and into a world of erotic sensation she never dreamed existed but now cannot live without. The dragon binds his mate to him with a ritual that shows Hope her true nature in this humorous erotic romance.
A copy of this title was provided via Author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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