At 457 Preor years old, Jarek sen Claron is a dragon ready for his final flight into the skies. This voyage to Earth as the War Master of the third fleet will be his final assignment. Once he has helped his fellow Preors secure human mates, he will return to Preor before the madness of loneliness overtakes his mind.
That all changes when he meets Melissa. Human Melissa with her sparkling eyes, bright smile, and body that would make any hot-blooded male drool. Unfortunately, she never registered as a Preor mate hopeful. No matter, the Knowing stretches between them and there is no way she can resist him. Until she does.
Jarek wishes to give her the choice to mate him, while everything inside him screams to take Melissa beneath his wing, now. No choosing necessary.
But should he draw her to his side when his enemies are circling? Many males do not believe the son of a Preor mass murderer deserves to have a mate. Can he survive the coming battles? Or will he die without tasting sweet Melissa’s lips?
Jarek feels his time is almost up and knows when his mission is over, he will take his final journey into the skies. His race are fierce dragon shifters but Jarek is the much reviled son of the insane maniac who decimated the Preor. Melissa has found her place working with the Ujal and is finally becoming happy with her lot but everything changes the day Jarek and his warriors arrive. Something called the "knowing" sparks between them and Jarek rushes to claim what he considers to be his female but Melissa is a woman who chooses free will and escapes him. Jarek would follow her but his enemies strike leaving the proud dragon injured, powerless, and in danger of never claiming his Mate!
Erin Tate writes sexy and imaginative Sci-Fi romance which is hardly surprising because her alter ego is Celia Kyle, synonymous with paranormal romance that's usually titillating and fun! I won't lie and say this is serious Sci-Fi because this is meant to entertain and raise a smile or two. What surprised me with Jarek was the lack of salacious scenes as it was the relationship that was front and centre.
Both hero and heroine are products of their pasts and both have been unfairly judged. In order to be truly happy, they have to accept what they cannot change and not be bogged down by guilt. Thrown together at a time when Jarek is at his most vulnerable, they gradually let their guards down but best of all accept somethings are out of our control.
I loved that Ms. Kyle/Tate took the storyline deeper, but fear not as there is action as well as romance. If you've read the Ujal stories, the cameos will make you smile but if not, it's a good place to start but for me, it's time to chase down Dashing Through the Stars and catch up.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.