Pia and Dragos’s magical young son Liam (the Peanut), is growing at an unprecedented rate, and if that isn’t enough, he is also exhibiting new, and unpredictable, magical gifts. To protect him, the concerned parents decide to move to upstate New York.
Both Dragos and Pia relish the idea of leaving behind the city. They finally have the space to indulge their Wyr side, and Liam can grow in safety. It’s a breath of fresh air—literally—but their idyllic situation is shattered when Dragos is injured in a freak accident.
Stripped of his memory and bereft of Pia’s taming influence, there’s nothing holding back Dragos’s darkest side. And in order to restore her family and save her mate, Pia must confront the most powerful menace in Elder Races history.
It’s going to take more than a penny to fix this…
Dragos is the ultimate hero, powerful, strong, demanding and yet filled with passion and goodness. He has had millennia to grow bored with life and yet his avaricious nature has kept him hunting. Now mated to Pia, his world is filled with deep joy and the icing on their cake? Well, that's their son Liam AKA Peanut. Moving out of the city should make their lives easier but a chance accident leaves Dragos injured and Pia distraught! Dragos has lost all memory of the woman who owns his heart but he would never deliberately hurt her, or would he?
I love that Ms Harrison gives us these snippets of life within the Cuelebre household and it's such a treat to catch up with favorite characters whilst waiting for full length books to be released. In this story we get to see Pia face true heartbreak as the one thing she thought impossible comes to pass. Everything that she holds dear is at stake but she's one determined lady! Pia not only copes with her own grief but still thinks of practical things and sets in motion solutions to what could be a disaster. She's such a strong character with amazing depth and backbone. In this story we get to see just how different Dragos would be without his civilized veneer as his true nature is that of a beast!
How can I feel so satisfied and yet so wanting? This very emotional short story tugged at my heart strings and I really empathized with the loss Pia felt. The world Ms Harrison has created is impossibly getting better with each book. I've noticed from her website the next novella features Liam. I know many readers will be cheering for that as the Peanut is such an intriguing character filled with possibilities for mischief and mayhem. He isn't a huge presence in this particular story but the scenes he's in, he certainly steals. This short read was a fabulous way to spend an hour and I was awash in admiration at the depth of emotion it generated.
I heartily recommend reading this series and would suggest starting with Dragon Bound as it's an amazing journey.