A Dragon Lords Romance
So Hunted by the Dragon takes place here and now in a contemporary setting rather than on the almost medieval planet Quirilixen and it has enabled Ms Pillow to really bring something different to her dragon shifters. A chance to travel through a portal and arrive who knows where but with females increasingly becoming rare for Seanan there is no choice.
What makes this story so different is the fact the heroine, Jules, is frankly a bit of a vigilante. Alone and determined to try to stop those who prey on the weak, she just seems to fly by the seat of her pants! Skating a bit too close to the seedy underworld at times and trust me that lands her in all sorts of hot water. A fluke sees her getting attacked but when off duty cops and a guy that looks like a dinosaur show up, what's a girl to think? Oh yes, stress and hallucinating must surely go hand in hand!
For Seanan or Sean as he's now called, that chance meeting changed everything. Just the sound of her voice and his dragon knew it had found its Mate yet Jules disappeared leaving Sean desperately trying to understand this new strange world he finds himself on. So imagine his shock and surprise when a couple of years later he encounters Jules again and you've guessed it, she is still in trouble but this time there's no way Sean will not protect her. Slight problem though as Jules doesn't quite see things that way and no matter how hot he makes her, there's no way Jules will let Seanan get dragged into her mess.
This is part romance and yet part suspense too which was very unexpected and yet works so well. Sean might have been out of his depth initially but the author played a blinder by letting him get taken under the wing of an Irish Catholic family of cops! I could picture it so easily, the teasing and the love of this close knit family. Then there's the chemistry the couple shares which frankly resembled a blow torch! I did expect it from Seanan with his almost animalistic side but the first physical interaction between them had my jaw dropping and no doubt flies aiming at my mouth! Just not what I expected, no, not at all.
Without revealing the story too much, all I can say is this reads more like a modern crime drama at times but of course with Ms Pillow at the helm you know there's a happy ending.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.