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Red Hot Dragon by Lolita Lopez
Published by Forever Yours on 2013-10-01
Genres: Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo
Griffin Cadogan is surprised when Avani Monroe, the sworn enemy of his dragon family, walks into his gym. With his mating phase approaching, the dragon shifter wonders why she risks coming into enemy territory. Yet the dark-eyed temptress shocks him even more with an outrageous demand: She wants him to help her have a baby.After her mother's dragon line was annihilated by the Knights, Avani vows to continue her unique dragon breed-and the registries indicate that Griffin is the best candidate. Determined to mate, Avani plans to use her seductive beauty and powerful scent to entice Griffin. The big, strong Welsh man will make for a fitting partner . . . if he doesn't kill her first.When they spar over the terms of her proposal, Griffin and Avani can't deny the intense, primal attraction they feel for each other. But as they become closer to creating a child, the lovers can hear danger encircle them as loud as the clapping of wings. The dragon slayers are coming . . .and they're gunning for Griffin, Avani, and the entire dragon race.25,000 words.
Avani Monroe is a very unusual type of dragon, a serpent, and the very last of her line, thanks to a massacre of her mother’s family by the Knights. She is very determined to not let her species die with her and has picked out the best man to help her by mating and producing a child. That is the good thing here, the bad thing – he is a sworn enemy to her because of the past between their families.
Griffin Cadogan is a warrior and part of the Brotherhood, a group of dragons who have very strict rules on mating. Griffin was amazed that Avani had to the guts to walk into his gym and then to tell him that she wanted to mate with him and produce a baby. Griffin is ready to shut her out based on who she is and the past grievances between their families. However, Avani is a beautiful and strong woman who convinces Griffin to go along with this mating – after all it wouldn’t be forever.
Things turn quickly on the night they lock themselves in to begin their quest for a baby. First, an attraction has turned into a passion and both start off wondering if this really is going to be a convenience thing only. Second, the deadly enemy of all dragons has figured out where they are locked in and has made this the night to attack and kill them. After all, they are separated from all other dragons and any supportive help. What began as a night of heated passion has turned into a struggle to survive and to kill those who want to kill them while hoping that help from the Brotherhood arrives in time. When the slayers are killed and the danger is over, it’s suddenly time to face the charges of the past and the mistrust between Avani’s people and Griffin’s to be addressed. Can the love that Griffin and Avani found survive the actions of the past and the Brotherhood’s leaders?
Not all dragons are the same or well liked within their community, something two determined people will overcome when danger and passion comes to call one night. Red Hot Dragon has Avani bringing Griffin an offer he can’t resist which leads to a danger and passion filled night. I knew that Avani was one spunky woman when she faced Griffin in his own gym and asked for a child. Then as I learned all that was between their families in the past, I was further amazed that Griffin agreed. I loved that in between that first meeting and the night they fought for each other that their attraction had turned into a love so strong that Griffin would go up against the Brotherhood, a group he believes in with his very being. I also loved that Avani might have been against violence but when Griffin needed her help in dealing with the slayers who attacked them, she instantly changed and went all in. Red Hot Dragon shows that the sins of fathers, or past family members, should not matter when love claims the hearts of would be enemies. The action packed plot is just another plus in this tale of suspense and romance.