I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Dragon Fall by Katie MacAlister
Series: Dragon Falls #1
Published by Grand Central Publishing Genres: Paranormal
Aoife Dakar only expected a few hours of fun when she went to a unique outdoor faire and, instead, she sees a murder—a murder that no one, not even the faire people believes happened. That was two years ago. Aoife has just been released from an institution where her so-called loving family placed her beliiving she was having a breakdown. Aoife was also given her belongings when she left and in them was a ring she received at the faire. Amazingly enough, the same faire is back in town, and Aoife has decided to go to it and face it.
Kostya is a black dragon, one of the few remaining. Because of a curse, all dragons and their mates can’t be in the room with each other without trying to harm each other. This even includes families, as in Kostya’s own brother would try to attack him if they were close to each other, and they love each other. Kostya is now on the hunt to find a very special ring that it is said can be used to break the curse. Kostya is fighting for every dragon right now, and he has no intention of having any form of romance, much less a mate.
Aoife is fighting for her sanity right now, and yet on the same day she faces the faire, she also gains a strange big black dog and a hunky, hurt man. And believe it or not, that really is the least of the things that Aoife will face as she comes to terms about the Otherworld and that she is apparently the mate of a dragon who doesn’t want one. When you put that with her new dog that is a minor demon, and she is now his lord, and what she eventually finds out about her very family, it’s a really good thing that Aoife has a sense of humor. Kostya has been burned pretty badly before in the mate department, and he really doesn’t want to actually acknowledge what Aoife is to him, and yet he can’t ignore what he feels for her. Now that he knows that Aoife has the very object he has been seeking, Kostya and Aoife are headed to find his brother and hopefully a charmer, who can help remove the cruse from all dragons. The passion between Aoife and Kostya just keeps getting hotter as they piece together exactly what happened to bring about the curse and how to remove it and what Aoife really saw two years ago. Things are crazy and about to get crazier as the answer comes to them and, of course, that is exactly when Kostya finally admits not only his love, but acknowledges her as his mate.
Take a confused human woman trying to figure out what she had seen and add in a sexy black dragon, then toss in a minor demon dog and a curse, and you have the humorous courtship of Aoife and Kostya in Dragon Fall. I have wondered when Kostya would have a happy ending, and I so enjoyed watching him find his perfect mate in Aoife. I also loved watching all the kooky events that seemed to be following them around and helping them find a way to break the dragon curse. I can’t wait to open up the next book in this series after falling in love with Kostya and Aoife and getting to meet some wel- loved old friends. The Otherworld is in for another shake-up, which begins with Kostya and Aoife’s romance—an excellent starting point. I have always loved the fun paranormals that Ms. MacAlister gives us, and Dragon Fall is another winner.