He can never have her, but he'll protect her with his life.
After newly shifted sky dragon Queen Margery is rescued from smugglers by water dragon Remy Champlain, she debates whether to flesh out the story that nearly got her killed or embrace her royalty and build a court of protectors and studs. Sparks fly between Remy and her. He’d love her to give up her job and settle down…hopefully with him…but he can’t fly and she can’t swim, so their relationship can never get off the ground.
Queen Margery had a rotten start in life and now has a zeal to right wrongs using her investigative reporting job to help her. Okay, she is slowly coming to terms with wings and scales but being kidnapped by drug runners has really cramped her style! Never fear though because rescue is close at hand and it takes the shape of Remy but as he can't fly, how can he really protect Margery? I have to say I really don't like the way the males are referred to as studs and it just makes me cringe, although being basically a brood mare isn't desirable either! I do understand that for centuries a lack of queens has given the females immense powers that some have and still do abuse but no, it's a bit yucky. Now, of course it's as if the whole world is overrun by female dragons but still there are those who want to use a dangerous drug on humans. There are revelations here about its origins which are eye opening but I'm still struggling to work out how all these females will divide the territories.
This has been a light hearted romance series with diverse characters and they don't come more different then Remy. For a start his element is water and he doesn't have wings and then of course there is the delicious revelation about his parentage, let's just say it's time to go hunting in Scotland! For me he was the true star of the book, so brave and his inner thoughts were so funny. So what do I think of Margery? She is very pushy, addicted to tea, and I've a feeling not all readers will connect with her. Her background has shaped her and although she's not exactly hard, there is an almost bulldozer attitude about her. As for the romance, it felt very rushed but I could see Margery was seriously running out of options.
My final thoughts are ... I do love the odd characters and it's such fun trying to imagine their dragon forms. I'm curious about what will happen to Margery's sister and oh yes, there's a certain arrogant musician who needs to fall and by that I mean fall hard!
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.