Corban Everfrost leads the clan of blue dragons and rules the Icelands after the mysterious disappearance of his father. While investigating the appearance of strange interlopers from another world, his sister informs him that he is to be wed to the daughter of the Wildfire clan who has been in exile on Earth since she was an infant. Corban wants nothing to do with a new bride or the Wildfires. But when he sees the dark, fiery woman brought to his world via a magic necklace, she stirs something within him.
At first, Miranda thinks Corban is a jerk. He thinks she's an outcast from a clan he despises. But soon they will learn each other's secrets, and as they learn to love each other their relationship may be the key to saving all of Xandakar from dark forces from another world.
Dragon Blue is the first book in a planned 5-book series, The Dragonlords of Xandakar. It contains lots of fast-paced action, VERY steamy love scenes, and a happy ending.
So when I started to read and found Miranda to be well frankly, a little down and dirty, I was very surprised. She's an ordinary waitress in a dead end job just grabbing at any fleeting moments of escape she can. Miranda doesn't expect forever and right now sure does float her boat! Yet, a chance meeting with a woman who leaves something rather special behind changes everything as Miranda discovers a world beyond imagination but there's been a terrible mistake or has there?
Hmm, this is hard as I didn't care for the beginning of this story. I'm not a prude but it just felt a bit sleazy to me so a rather unsatisfactory start. Plus, the writing felt stilted and perhaps not as polished as I'm used to. This all changed as the author got into the meat of her story though and I really liked the couple facing off against each other. I could understand why Miranda felt Corban was a jerk because honestly, he deserved a good kicking!
It's a saucy read so the couple quickly feel attracted to each other but what made it interesting to me was the story actually got much more complex with interesting supporting characters and unexpected villains. This worked as a standalone book but is clearly the first of what could be a very interesting series.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.