Author: Katie MacAlister

DARING IN A BLUE DRESS by Katie MacAlister

DARING IN A BLUE DRESS by Katie MacAlister
Daring in a Blue Dress
by Katie MacAlister

Series: Ainsley Brothers #2
Published by Signet Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher

ReviewedbyVanessa

Professional “student” Mercedes “Mercy” Starling runs out of money while studying in England.  So Mercy takes a job as a tutor, but when that falls through, she agrees to work in a medieval reenactment company, and the new owner of Bestwood Hall makes the summer job even more intriguing.

Introvert Alden Ainslie would like his own happily ever after, but he just can’t seem to dig up the courage to go on the hunt for the woman that would help him achieve his goal.  However, a matchmaker has decided to intervene and send someone down to Bestwood Hall while Alden is renovating the old Tudor.  Thrown into the days of old, Alden finds himself coming out of his shell, but suspicious activities might just prevent him from closing the deal.

Daring in a Blue Dress is a joyous romp of a love story filled with moments of laugh out loud scenes, witty dialogue, and tiny mysteries to give Mercy and Alden something to solve.  There were a few discrepancies that threw me a bit in Daring in a Blue Dress, but nothing to get overly worked up about, because the whole feel of the tale was lighthearted.  I did thoroughly enjoy Alden and Mercy’s first kiss though!  It was incredibly romantic in Daring in a Blue Dress.

DRAGON STORM by Katie MacAlister

DRAGON STORM by Katie MacAlister
Dragon Storm
by Katie MacAlister

Series: Dragon Falls #2
Published by Grand Central Publishing Genres: Paranormal
Source: Publisher

ReviewedbyJo

Constantine Norka was once the head of the Silver Dragons and then was killed and now is a spirit dragon living with his ex-mate and her new mate, Baltic, the new head of the Light Dragons.  Now his days are spent seeing just how much he can irritate Baltic and others.  So when Constantine is asked to go and try to find a certain artifact as a talisman that could be used to help destroy the curse on the dragons, he reluctantly agrees.

 

Bee Ndala, is a charmer who was brought in to undo the curse and free all of the dragons and their mates.  Considering her younger sister is now a dragon mate, Bee wants to get this done as soon as possible.  So when she decided to take it upon herself to find an artifact to use as the talisman, Bee never expected to be captured by Asmodeus’s goons and locked into a prison in Abaddon.  Even more unexpected was being found and released by a sexy dragon sent to do the same thing as Bee.

 

Constantine and Bee escape Abaddon with what they believe will be needed for Bee to unravel the curse.  However, when they try, it horribly backfires, and they and the other dragons and mates learn that they had the wrong person behind the curse—it was Bael, not Asmodeus.  Now, the stakes are even higher to find a new talisman and break the curse, because there is a deep secret that Constantine is one of the very few to know about Bael.  Along the way of finding this new talisman and uncovering a secret that will change a lot among the dragons, Constantine and Bee have fallen in love—something that isn’t as easy as it sounds either.  The curse might be broken, but the danger is still there, and it just a step more dangerous now.  Just another day in the life of dragons.

 

A once powerful spirit dragon and a spunky charmer will meet and work together to end the curse out to destroy the dragons in Dragon Storm.  Bee and Constantine as a couple wasn’t something anyone would have expected, even them.  Yet as they came together, I could see just how well they clicked, and I wasn’t at all amazed when they became mated.  I enjoyed watching as Bee and Constantine destroyed the curse and became tighter, even as things around them became weirder than ever.  I have to admit some of the secrets that were revealed shocked me and made me wonder what is next to come in this crazy world developed by Ms. MacAlister. Dragon Storm is a fun-loving romp where two people who I believe needed a fresh start full of love was given that chance and the perfect mate, with just a bit of suspense and danger thrown in to even things out.

DRAGON FALL by Katie MacAlister

DRAGON FALL by Katie MacAlister
Dragon Fall
by Katie MacAlister

Series: Dragon Falls #1
Published by Grand Central Publishing Genres: Paranormal
Source: Publisher

ReviewedbyJo

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.

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