One Skeleton Key. Endless Adventures.
Danger. Deception. A wold shattering skeleton key.
Amanda always had a soft spot for the bad boys in her romance novels, she never expected to fall for the villain, of course.
After a mysterious skeleton key transports Amanda into a land of dragons, battles and gorgeous heroes, the only thing she wants is to go home. Until she's rescued by the villain, and shares a kiss that makes her ache in ways she's only ever written about. Going back to the real world suddenly isn't so high on her priority list, especially when the handsome villain claims she is his mate.
Hargreave is out for revenge for his slain family when a strange woman falls from the sky, and without another thought, he drops everything to save her.
His enemies conspire against him, and it will take everything Hargreave has to rescue his woman from their clutches. When Amanda claims to be from another world, he doesn't know if he can believe her, because believing her will mean sending her back...
This book features, oddly enough, a romance writer who is kind of struggling with her characters! She has created a world and thinks she knows what works but for some peculiar reason her muse just refuses to cooperate! So imagine her shock when she finds a key that opens what appears to be a magical portal right into the world of dragons she has created! Finding herself rescued by the villain, Hargreave, is just the start of Amanda's adventure though and pretty soon this topsy turvy world just gets more bizarre! So Amanda has a pretty good imagination but is this real or not?
I suppose every reader of romance would at some point like to be part of the story and that's exactly what happens here. The difference is that the characters Amanda created don’t quite play by her rules! The bad guy turns out to be, well frankly, not quite as evil as he could be but he is still a tad brutal and bloodthirsty at times. Amanda isn't the strongest heroine I've read but perhaps that's because Ms Rosko intended her to feel normal. An almost medieval feel to the Dragons home world but because Amanda imagined it, there is some technology.
I struggled occasionally to imagine the dragons unfortunately as I couldn't quite picture their wings and what happened to them but as an escape from reality it was entertaining enough. I would have preferred some more answers and a stronger ending as I didn't really feel any bad guys got their comeuppance but hey, maybe I'm getting as bloodthirsty as the dragons!
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.