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Dark Embers by Tessa Adams
Series: Dragon's Heat
Published by NAL Genres: Paranormal
Several things are weighing on Dylan MacLeod’s mind right now. First is his inability after five hundred years to find his dragonmate (I did mention that he is a dragon right?). Second, he’s the King of his race, the Dragonstars, and something is killing his people. Nothing Dylan or his scientist’s have done has had any affect in slowing or stopping this disease. After a death that hits really hard, Dylan makes a choice that shocks his advisers and guards he is going to the humans to find a scientist who can find the answers.
Bio-chemist Phoebe Quillum has spent her entire adult life finding cures for incurable diseases. Just when she might be on to something, Phoebe gets the worst news possible her grant money is being discontinued. The timing could not be worse and her time in the lab is now on a countdown. That is until a dark stranger walks in and makes Phoebe an offer that blows her socks off. Money for her research, a fully stocked lab and help in the research, all for finding a cure to an incurable disease. Phoebe knows there has to be a catch, but what is it?
They might not get off on the right foot, but Phoebe decides to take the leap after Dylan convinces her there is more out there than humans. Traveling together proves to both Dylan and Phoebe that the instantaneous attraction between them is more than a passing thing. Phoebe gets firsthand knowledge of how fast and horrible the disease is as Dylan loses yet another family member. Determined to find the cause and cure, Phoebe wants to get right to work but the flames between herself and Dylan keep butting in. Phoebe spends her time between lab research and passionate encounters, while Dylan learns that an old enemy is back in the picture. Danger and mistrust spikes just as Phoebe discovers the truth about the problem. When she is kidnapped, Dylan doesn’t care she is a human Phoebe is his mate and he is willing to destroy a clan to get her back.
Science and myths can make strange but strong bedfellows. Dark Embers brings Dylan and Phoebe together under less than great circumstances only for them to discover they always belonged together. Phoebe’s childhood made her become a biochemist with a reputation of never stopping the hunt. Dylan was never supposed to lead his clan, but a strange and mysterious disease made him a king and is now destroying his clan. The first meeting between Phoebe and Dylan had me in tears almost I was laughing so hard. Talk about getting off on the wrong foot. The intensity that sprang up immediately between Dylan and Phoebe drew me in fast and would not let go. I honestly did not want to put their story down. The mixture of science and mythical dragon clans in the middle of the desert created a world that was intriguing. The way Dylan and Phoebe struggled with their passion while working together to solve the medical mystery was just one of the threads that wove an incredible story together. Even as Dylan flew to the rescue, it was the real rescue that showed me there was still a lot to this world I had not discovered yet. Dark Embers is just one of those books you need to get comfy before opening as you won’t want to put it down. The erotic passion and dangerous situations holds you first and when you sprinkle in the medical mystery, it equals into an instant favorite.
I can’t wait until the next peek into Dragon Heat world to see which dragon is next to find his mate. And if they’ve found the cure.